Gambia Village Elder

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Tom Warburton

As with my other entries this portrait was shot in a rural village in The Gambia in April 2013. I was visiting the village to see a project which was providing solar lights to the residents to replace their reliance on candles. The villagers were so pleased with the lights in their village that they put on a traditional Gambian cerebration and dance called a Kumpo. Whilst the Kumpo was going on I took many portraits of the men, women and children of the village. This one is of one of the village elders who was organising the Kumpo".

Location: The Gambia, West Africa


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