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‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest’

 'Makasutu - mecca in the forest'

Photograph by Jason Florio

‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest’ show and book is the culmination of 10 trips over 12 years to the small West African republic of The Gambia. The portraits are of the people who work and live around an area of bush that is called Makasutu – which in the local Mandinka language translates to Maka (mecca) sutu (in the forest) -because it was used as a praying ground when Islam first was brought down over the Sahara in the 13th century to The Gambia.

Join Jason this Thursday Feb 5, to celebrate the opening of his ‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest’ exhibition at Messineo Art Projects – Wyman Contemporary Gallery in New York City.

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