Gambia with Two Wheels For Life

So many images. Just so many. Their work is so powerful and has such a positive effect on millions throughout Africa, and it was a delight to return to Gambia with Two Wheels For Life who power Riders For Health over there. This image below was shot from the window of our car as we waited to cross the river at Farafenne to Soma at night, where the ferry had broken down and everyone was super nervous they would cross that night. Lit by a single spotlight, this guy was just waiting, like we all were.

2.jpg

The playing conditions of the Banjul football team are not the same as most places. They share the pitch with Riders For Health, who train new riders in the dust on which the team play. Alimatou (below) is the team goalie and she just looked like a portrait to me, sweating in the afternoon heat.

 It says a lot about the price of labour in Gambia that it's cheaper to have your truck, it's cargo and it's driver wait in line to cross a bridge for up to a week, rather than spend money on fuel and drive the long way round. This is where I saw Momar Ndiaye (below), just waiting in the shade beneath his truck and telling what felt like his story in a single frame. We didn't really chat as much as I'd have liked but he was happy with his portrait and I hope his crossing at Soma didn't take much longer - though I fear it most probably did.

It says a lot about the price of labour in Gambia that it's cheaper to have your truck, it's cargo and it's driver wait in line to cross a bridge for up to a week, rather than spend money on fuel and drive the long way round. This is where I saw Momar Ndiaye (below), just waiting in the shade beneath his truck and telling what felt like his story in a single frame. We didn't really chat as much as I'd have liked but he was happy with his portrait and I hope his crossing at Soma didn't take much longer - though I fear it most probably did.

2WFL__01865_HF1_rgb copy.jpg