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Photographer, Jason Florio: Kedougou streets at night, Senegal, West Africa

Random photo of the day: what served as our local coffee shop during the day became a take-out food place by night – Kedougou, Senegal, West Africa © Jason Florio. To see more of Florio’s images from the River Gambia … Continue reading

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Jason Florio’s prints for our donors – taken whilst on the River Gambia Expedition – are almost ready to ship!

Monday 8th April, 2013 – NYC, USA Neither of us have stopped since we got back to New York in early February, after eight months away – three of those on the River Gambia Expedition in West Africa. The last couple … Continue reading

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Photographer, Jason Florio, talks about his current New York exhibition ‘Silafando’ – portraits of Gambian chiefs and elders from our 2009 journey

In 2009 we walked 930km’s around The Republic of The Gambia, West Africa, completely by foot (‘bi tamala singalah’ – Mandinka language),  with three local Gambian friends, two donkeys, and a cart – to carry our camera gear and camping … Continue reading

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Photographer, Jason Florio: the source of the River Gambia, Fouta Djallon Highlands, Guinea-Conakry, West Africa

Random photo of the day: ‘The source of the River Gambia is surrounded – protected – by a low, red stone, wall. We entered through a tiny gap in the wall, into a copse of trees – Florio and I … Continue reading

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More hippo sightings and more of the waiting game on the River Gambia, Senegal

Friday 21st December, 2012 – Paddling distance: 22.08km (total to-date: 105.73km) – River Gambia Expedition Before we headed back out on the River Gambia for the town of Mako – or next port of call – we paid a last … Continue reading

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Today’s ‘shout out’ goes to the girls at Kemoto Point, The Gambia, for helping the River Gambia Expedition team to say ‘Thank you!’

We had a whole host of eager little volunteers at this particular village, where we camped overnight whilst on the last leg of the River Gambia Expedition. So, today’s BIG shout out to the Kemoto Point kids – and all … Continue reading

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Photographer, Jason Florio: Imam’s wife and granddaughter – Hore Dimma, Fouta Djallon Highlands, Guinea-Conakry

Random photo of the day: early on in our journey, the River Gambia Expedition , we had traveled on local transport for 23 bone-juddering hours from Kedougou, Senegal, over the rockiest of roads to the village of Horé Dimma, to pay … Continue reading

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