1. Jason Florio’s Gambian village chiefs (‘Alkalo’s) are still going strong - almost four years after we made ‘A Short Walk in The Gambian Bush - 930km African Odyssey’ expedition in 2009!

    'Silafando - a gift to you on behalf of my journey' is being exhibited, as from tomorrow (1/11) at the Athens Photo Festival - APf :13 

     
  2. Crikey…we did it! You did it!! Kickstarter success!

    We can’t thank everyone enough for all the support and encouragement over these last months, including ‘An Exchange’ for Jason Florio’s fine art photo prints (still running on the River Gambia Expedition blog by the way, so it’s not too late!) and on Kickstarter.

    It’s our last day before we fly down to West Africa and lots of running around (nothing new there, then), to begin the River Gambia Expedition proper. We’ll post more updates later…soon…once we can breathe again ;)

    BIG LOVE and gratitude to everyone…we are truly humbled.
    Jason & Helen Florio x

    Image: Florio & H – ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey’ 2009 The Gambia, West Africa

     
  3. 'Your Experience' Magazine - Matt Smith and the guys over at Gambia Experience/Serenity Holidays - have used one of my photo's, from our 930km walk, in their May 2012 edition of the magazine.

    Image © Helen Jones-Florio 2009

    Kunta Kinteh Island (formally, James Island), The Gambia, West Africa

    http://930kmafricanodyssey.tumblr.com/post/2313060104/image-by-florio-2009-james-island-a-former

     
  4. Random road shots: The Alkalo (village chief), Dam Sallah, and the village elders come to meet the team - Kerr Sat Maram, The Gambia, West Africa

    Image © Jason Florio

    A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey

     
  5. I’m in the middle of writing the book (long overdue!) based on A Short Walk in The Gambian Bush - our 930km African odyssey - and I’m almost at the end of our journey. The last day was a particularly tough one - the cart wheel coming off three times was only part of a nightmare of an extremely long and frustrating day.

    Here is Adama, the mechanic from Makasutu Culture Forest, doing his best to secure the wheelback onto to the cart again so that we can make the remaining few miles home. Janneh, Samba, Momadou and myself (Flo is taking the photo - heavy work, holding that camera, eh, Flo) transfer our gear, from the cart to the truck, to lighten the load, in an effort to move faster on the last leg of the walk…wishful thinking.

    More on the book soon…

    Image © Jason Florio - Serrekunda, The Gambia

     
  6. Random road shots: Almost the end of the journey - Helen Jones-Florio on The Barra-Banjul Ferry - across the River Gambia

    Image © Jason Florio - A Short Walk in The Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey

     
  7. NME - review: Guelewar Band of Banjul : Wollou ( Photostories by Jason Florio & Helen Jones ) Guelewar Band of Banjul : Wollou - video
    Photostories by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio from a 930km Africa odyssey

    http://www.nme.com/nme-video/youtube/id/u_wjGq

     
     
  8. From the archive: Salafo & Penda Bah - Mr Bah is a Marabout, holy man and farmer who we met and stayed with, in the tiny village of Tuba Dabbo, whilst on our 930km walk around The Gambia, West Africa.

    Image © Jason Florio, 2009 

    One of a series of award-winning portraits of village chiefs (‘Alkalos’) and elders from ‘A Short Walk in The Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey’

     
  9. Umbi Salla Tourey (the village chief’s mother) & Kanifana Tourey (the chief’s sister-in-law) - Balanghar Bental, The Gambia, West Africa

    From the award-winning series of portraits by Jason Florio

     
  10. Archive: Amazing Travel Stories.com - choose Helen’s piece about our 930km walk around The Gambia, West Africa, to feature on their site.

    Images by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

    See Florio’s award-winning portraits of village chiefs - ‘Alkalo’s’:

    http://www.floriophoto.com/#/projects/930km%20african%20odyssey/1/