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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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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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Fashion and the gold mines of Senegal, West Africa

Whilst we were on the River Gambia Expedition, it became apparent, that the ‘sagging’ jeans/hip hop culture has taken off big time in Senegal – and actually in The Gambia and the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea-Conakry too. Check out … Continue reading

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Jason Florio – Fine Art Photography Prints: The River Gambia

Jason Florio’s on-line fine art photography gallery has just been updated – now featuring a series of his sublime images from the River Gambia Expedition. For sales, price list and any information on the B&W and the Color Galleries, please … 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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Big thanks from West Africa to just a few of those people who made the River Gambia Expedition possible

And, for those of you who donated $100+ we will be sending you a pdf of exclusive new images, from the River Gambia Expedition, to choose your Jason Florio fine art photography print…as soon as we get back to NYC … Continue reading

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Jason Florio – images from Guinea-Conakry, West Africa

Just a few pics to be going on with. We promise to connect the dots, re the images, as soon as we can get on line long enough to do so. Thanks as always for stopping by. The Florios – … Continue reading

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The weight of waiting…Kedougou, Senegal, West Africa

Wednesday November 28th 2012 Hurry up and wait…this should be the title of our book about the River Gambia Expedition so far. The journey began on our departure from Gatwick Airport, UK on the 16th October. However, since we arrived … Continue reading

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Jason Florio gets ready to photograph the Tolleh Kaafo – the ‘Silly Group’ – Kartong, The Gambia, West Africa

We met the local Tolleh Kaafo women – the Silly Group – the other day, in Kartong village. Most villages will have such a group and, basically, their purpose is to lighten up situations, laughing and joking around, when things … Continue reading

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