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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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PRESS: AfriTorial – ‘Where on god’s green earth is Makasutu?’

We just happened across this article, on a website called ‘AfriTorial’ (worth checking out, by the way) – Jason Florio’s award-winning  ‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest‘ series of large format series of B&W portraits, which he took over 12 … Continue reading

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Photographer-Jason Florio: brand new series of images from the River Gambia Expedition…a taster

More to come very shortly… Florio is updating his website as I write this…we’re reliving the journey, over and over, each day – looking through hundreds of images and updating this blog. Back here, in the city, it makes us … Continue reading

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River Gambia Expedition: Mali Ville – ‘we’re on top of the world, ma!’ – Guinea Conakry, West Africa

 The River Gambia Expedition story, continued… Thursday 6th December 2012 – Mali Ville, Fouta Djallon Highlands, Guinea-Conakry And that is exactly what it felt like – Mali Ville being the highest town, elevation-wise, in the Fouta Djallon Highlands. It looked … Continue reading

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Concern Universal, The Gambia, and the River Gambia Expedition collaboration

A few years ago, Florio services as a photographer were requested by the then Country Director for Concern Universal, Paul O’Hagan (who has since left to start an independent project and also to run a beautifully tranquil lodge, with his … Continue reading

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Transform obstacles – River Gambia Expedition leaving date in sight – at last! Guinea here we come!

A rather apt ‘Thought for the Day’ appeared in my inbox yesterday: Transform Obstacles Is life an obstacle course? Sometimes it may feel like it. If you join the military you will be sent around an obstacle course of increasing … Continue reading

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Bunja Conteh – Kora player – The Gambia, West Africa

The deft-fingered, Bunja Conteh, and his Kora – melodic and hauntingly beautiful. “I can sing from mornin’ to dawnin’ ” – Bunja Conteh Bunja also happens to come from a lineage of griots (the traditional oral storytellers, poets and musicians … Continue reading

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