New Press: Jason Florio’s ‘Makasutu’ portrait used for The Australian National Opera Company’s production of Shakespeare’s ‘Otello’

A PR company, Chard International, representing the Australian National Opera, contacted us a few months back to ask if they could use one of Florio’s Makasutu portraits – from a series he had taken over a 12 year period when in The Gambia – to advertise the opera ‘Otello’. They ended up choosing the portrait of  the ‘Oyster Man’


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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