1. UPDATE: August 2014 - Please check out 'Photos Tell Stories' for all further updates about our photography projects, work, photography workshops, travel, and more… Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio

     
  2. 'The Boy in the Mask' cover shot © Jason Florio - Geographical Magazine, December 2013 issue - out now!

    The portrait of the boy was taken by Florio on the last day of our second expedition 'River Gambia Expedition  - 1044km source-sea African odyssey' 2012-13. The first expedition was in 2009 - ' A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush' (please scroll down further to read more, and see more award-winning images by Florio, from this journey)

    'I can’t begin to tell you how surprised and elated we both were, upon opening our mail boxes yesterday morning, to find that Florio’s portrait of the ‘Boy in the Mask’ got the cover of Geographical Magazine’s December issue – the last portrait that he took when we were almost at the end of our recent ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey‘… - See more on the River Gambia blog
    To read the story about 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush' - our 2009 930km walk around The Gambia, West Africa - please scroll further down.
     
  3. PRESS: Jason Florio’s portrait from his award-winning body of work - 'Silafando'- featured in Brooklyn Exposed for upcoming Brooklyn, NY, exhibition at the Tabla Rasa Gallery: ‘Equus’

    The ‘Silafando’ series of village chiefs (the ‘Alkalo’s’) and elders was taken whilst we were on our 2009 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush' expedition - please scroll further down to see the images and read the road stories from the 930km walk around the small West African country

    Tabla Rasa have also taken another of Florio’s piece’s from our recently completed 'River Gambia Expedition - source-sea African odyssey' - 'Swimming Horses' Karantaba, The Gambia

    Images © Jason Florio : ‘Herouna Tonkara with his horse’ & ‘Swimming Horses’

     
  4. 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

     
  5. October 2012: Please visit our new blog about our forthcoming expedition - 'River Gambia Expedition - 1000km source to sea African odyssey' 

     
  6. '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'

     
  7. '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

     
  8. 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

     
  9. 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

     
  10. 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