29 May Doors – Gambia v. Malta
I have been photographing the doors and storefronts which catch my eye, in Malta and the Gambia, for a number of years. This is but a micro-selection of the hundreds which I’ve collected, from both these small countries.
It’s a combination of architecture, the colours, and often the state of decay, which immediately grabs my attention. Both Malta and the Gambia have an abundance of beautifully decaying facades.
‘How I’m seeing Malta disappear through its doors’
Photographer shoots the death of Malta’s architectural history
Times of Malta
Another, perhaps darker side, to my #GambiaDoors series has been to photograph the doorways to victims we have been photographing and filming, as part of ‘Gambia – victims, and resisters of a regime’. Also known as #Portraits4PositiveChange – an on-going series, with award-winning photographer, Jason Florio (check out his photography prints galleries, here on the site).
The Gambia, West Africa – “My son was amongst the children massacred by Yahya Jammeh’s security forces… he was trying to escape, running with the other students to save their lives, and he was shot dead as he reached the school gates” Mbye Babou Chune. Image © Helen Jones-Florio… read/see more about Chune’s story at photostellstories.org
See more from my #DisappearingMalta photography prints gallery. All images are available to purchase, including the #GambiaDoors series.
I hope you enjoy looking at these old doors and storefronts, as much as I love to collect them.
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