Latest backer for the River Gambia Expedition: Artist, Chris Shaw-Hughes

Chris contacted Jason Florio  a few months back to ask his permission to recreate one of his images from Beirut, of the heavily damaged – during the ‘Battle of the Hotels’ in the mid-70’s – Holiday Inn.

The Holiday Inn, Beirut © Jason Florio

‘My practice revolves ‘artistically’ around the engagements between painting and other mediums – primarily, but not exclusively photography – and the ways in which we are affected by the mass media’s treatment of news events involving trauma‘. Chris Shaw-Hughes

Chris Shaw-Hughes – sketch of Jason Florio’s ‘Holiday Inn, Beirut’ image

Thanks so much to Chris (and everyone else who has jumped on board with us) for his support for the River Gambia Expedition, through our Kickstarter Campaign – and for his phenomenal recreation of Florio’s photograph.

Helen & Florio

We have 20 days left to our Kickstarter deadline (15th October, 2012)! We’ve raised $876 of the $3,500 we need to make this documentary photography journey happen. Please check it out and feel to share:

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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) (under 'Projects') 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
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2 Responses to Latest backer for the River Gambia Expedition: Artist, Chris Shaw-Hughes

  1. Thanks for the mention Jason and good luck with the trip.

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