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. Helen “do I have enough power?” camping on the roof of the chiefs compound, Sila Kounda, Senegal  © Jason Florio

    Our latest West Africa expedition: ‘River Gambia Expedition - 1044km source-sea African odyssey’

    To read the full story about 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush' - our 2009 930km walk around The Gambia, West Africa - please scroll further down.

     
  3. 'A Short Walk in The Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' 2009 - West Africa

    Image © Jason Florio - the expedition team at dawn, leaving Kalaji village, The Gambia, West Africa

    October 2012 Update: forthcoming expedition: 'River Gambia Expedition - 1000km source to sea African odyssey'

     
  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. Random roadshots: Jason Florio - Sunset & Baobab Trees, James Island, Juffereh, The Gambia, West Africa

    Image © Helen Jones-Florio 2009

     
  8. Random Road Shots:

    Gambian boy with feather in his hair

    Taken whilst on 'A Short Walk in The Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' - 2009 - The Gambia, West Africa

    Image © Jason Florio

     
  9. 'Silafando' - Award-winning portraits of village chiefs, 'Alkalos', and elders by Jason Florio

    Taken whilst on a 930km walk around the small West African country of The Gambia - 2009