Kickstarter Update-28th Oct: Thanks for all the pledges – we’re over halfway to our target!

© Jason Florio – ‘Ismaila on his white horse, Jumpex’

We can’t thank everyone enough for helping us to get this far – and in such a short space of time – by pledging on our Kickstarter campaign. Amazing!

We are so close to getting on the River Gambia Expedition proper now – down to West Africa to start our documentary photography journey…and bringing back some beautiful images, road stories and interviews.

Thanks hardly seems a big enough word but…


Jason & Helen (The Florios) x

‘River Gambia Expedition – 1000km source to sea African odyssey‘ Expedition Leaders

There is still time to get on board with your pledges for our Kickstarter campaign – check out the rewards you can get too, in exchange for your pledges.

16 days to go!! Please click on the image to view details




The above B&W image and the following image were taken whilst we were driving around the rural areas of The Gambia, West Africa, to the ‘Coming of Age’ (male and female circumcision) ceremonies in 2008. From Florio’s award-winning series of portraits: ‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest’.

© Jason Florio – ‘Painted Face’ Young Gambian girl, dressed for female circumcision ceremony




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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