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Photographer, Jason Florio, ‘Silafando’ NY exhibition: award-winning portraits of Gambian village chiefs and elders

A solo exhibit of Jason Florio’s award-winning portraits of Gambian village chiefs (‘alkalo’s) and elders,  taken whilst on our 2009 expedition – ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush-930km African odyssey‘ – starts this Saturday, March 23, 2013. Venue: Rush … Continue reading

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PRESS: TRUNK Magazine – Postcard – ‘Gambia and Back’

Thanks to David Cicconi and all at Trunk magazine for their recent feature on Postcard – ‘Gambia and Back’ about our ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1000km source-sea African odyssey‘. Much appreciated! Trunk also recently ran 18 pages of Florio’s Gambina … Continue reading

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Jason Florio photograph’s the boy in the fur coat – The Gambia, West Africa

Diagabou village, The Gambia, West Africa This little boy in the fur coat was the son of alkalo Bakary Dabo, the village chief. On the morning we were leaving, he had followed  Florio and Ebou, when they returned from the … Continue reading

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Visit the beautiful Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea-Conakry. But…be sure to take your own chiropractor! The River Gambia Expedition story continues…

Thursday 31st January 2013 ‘Once upon a time, two ‘toubabs’  (european/white person) and two Gambian fishermen took two canoes and began an adventure: the River Gambia Expedition. Starting in the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea, to pay homage to the … Continue reading

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#trunkmag ‘How sexy is this! @floriophotoNYC Jason Florio’s Gambian portraits layout coming off press for Trunk F/W ’12 issue’

November/December Press – 2012 Talk about serendipity. Here we are back in The Gambia, about to embark on the ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1000km source to sea African odyssey’,  and Trunk Magazine are featuring Florio’s portraits of Gambian chiefs and … Continue reading

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We’re almost there – a day nearer to trekking and canoeing on our West Africa documentary photography expedition

On our last expedition, in 2009, we walked 930km around the small West African country of The Gambia (which is a country that we both love and seem to be drawn back to, year after year), with two donkeys and … Continue reading

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2009 West Africa Expedition -Youtube: Jason Florio photographs Gambian village chiefs, The Gambia

From our 2009 expedition ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey’, we shot this footage when we stayed with Alkalo (village chief) Landing Jammeh of Khalaji village – who can be seen in the video … Continue reading

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Looking Back: the story behind one of Jason Florio’s award-winning portraits of Gambian village chiefs

Excerpt from ‘A Short Walk in the Gambia Bush – minty abanta!’ by Helen Jones-Florio – journal and blog entries from from their 2009 expedition, ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey’ Wednesday 9th December, 2009 … Continue reading

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Florio photographs the village chief – the Alkalo – of Khalaji village, The Gambia, West Africa

On our last expedition in 2009, ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey’, when we walked completely around the small West African country of  The Gambia, an important part of our journey was to document … Continue reading

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