Every picture tells a story: River Gambia Expedition – latest new images from Jason Florio


Rice field women

Women working in the rice fields, Kaur, The Gambia © Jason Florio

These images were taken, by Jason Florio, whilst on the ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1000km source-sea African odyssey’

From November 23rd 2012 – January 21st 2013, we travelled 1130km overland ,via motorcycles and local transport, before getting into our two canoes, onto the River Gambia –  from the source of the river in the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea-Conakry, on into Senegal, and then towards the the rivers end, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean, Banjul, The Republic of The Gambia.

The River Gambia is one of Africa’s last major free-flowing undammed rivers…communities along its length rely on it for their very existence. With plans afoot to dam the river, we wanted to create a modern day account of the people who live and work along its banks – before construction of the dam begins and their lives are irreversibly changed.

To check out more thought-provoking images from Jason Florio, from the expedition, please visit his website

dead monkey

Two hunters bath after shooting a monkey for its meat – Njeun, Senegal © Jason Florio

man and chicken - Perias

Man shows off chicken he has bought, Perias Tenda, The Gambia © Jason Florio

horses river

Men swim their horses across the River Gambia, Karantaba, The Gambia © Jason Florio

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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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