B&H Photo NYC – Interview with Jason Florio – all things photography and our 2009 ‘Short Walk in the Gambian Bush…’


When we returned from our last West Africa expedition ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey‘  http://930kmafricanodyssey.tumblr.com/  Jennifer Diamond, at B&H Photo NYC, https://www.facebook.com/bhphoto interviewed Florio about his 15 year career as a photojournalist. She also asked him about the process behind the portraits that he took, of the village chiefs and elders, whilst on the 930km walk – which resulted in an award-winning body of work ‘Silafando’

Watch the interview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OpIeqZzsG4

B&H Photo, NYC - Interview Jason Florio

'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' on the road shots - image © Jason Florio, 2009The Short Walk Team are overtaken, and saluted, by Gambian government troops –  On-the road-shots © Jason Florio, 2009 http://930kmafricanodyssey.tumblr.com/archive

'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' - on the road shotsA Young Gambian boy collects wah grass in the village of Tuba Dabbo – On-the road-shots © Jason Florio, 2009 http://930kmafricanodyssey.tumblr.com/post/2134895806/images-by-florio-on-the-road-shots-the

'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' - on the road shots - image © Jason FlorioGambian women waiting for the ferry at Kuntaur Wharf, to cross over the River Gambia. This image was also one the favourite’s for our donators, when they came to choosing their 2009 expedition prints – On-the road-shots © Jason Florio, 2009 http://930kmafricanodyssey.tumblr.com/post/1727339058/jason-florios-b-w-image-kuntaur-wharf-the

'Makasutu - mecca in the forest' - image © Jason Florio‘Kujabi’ – Gambian Farmer – one of the ‘Makasutu’ series of portraits which Florio took whilst we were visiting the circumcision ceremonies in Gambian villages in 2008 http://www.floriophoto.com/#/projects/the%20gambia%20-%20makasutu/4/ Image © Jason Florio, 2008

'Silafando - a gift to you on behalf on my journey' The Gambia, West Africa 2009 - image © Jason Florio Photo District News – PDN – featured one of Florio’s village chief’s – Massaneh Cham – on the cover of their magazine, August 2010 http://www.floriophoto.com/#/projects/the%20gambia%20-%20930km%20african%20odyssey/19/

Jason Florio with Jennifer Diamond, B&H Photo NYCThe Interview: Florio & B&H Photo’s Jennifer Diamond

Florio’s award-winning series of portraits of village chiefs ‘Silafando’ can be seen on his website: http://www.floriophoto.com/#/projects/the%20gambia%20-%20930km%20african%20odyssey/1/

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About River Gambia Expedition 2012

Jason Florio, FRGS: award-winning photojournalist. Helen Jones-Florio: expedition & photography producer. 2009: The couple co-led the West Africa expedition 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' - the first circumnavigation of the small West African country, by foot, with two donkeys and a cart. Resulting in the award-winning series of portraits of Gambian village chiefs (Alkalo's) www.floriophoto.com (under 'Projects') http://930kmafricanodyssey.tumblr.com/ 2012-13: The couple co-led their second West Africa expedition - 'River Gambia Expedition - 1000km source-sea Africa odyssey' over-landing for 400km and canoeing the River Gambia for 720km https://rivergambiaexpedition2012.wordpress.com
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