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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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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 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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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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PRESS: Trunk Magazine – ‘Gambia’ – “Trunk’s longest layout yet. 18 pages of breathtaking portraits” by Jason Florio”

Whilst we were on the River Gambia Expedition, New York based, Trunk Magazine ran Florio’s portraits of village chiefs and elders, which he took on our 2009 expedition – ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush-930km African odyssey’. The spread, … 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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