1. GUP Magazine - featuring Jason Florio’s portraits of village chiefs (alkalos) and elders, from our ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - 930km African odyssey' (2009)

    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. 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. Trunk Magazine - win three awards at the Society of Publication Designer Awards, 2013: including Silver Medal for ‘Travel’  images by Jason Florio

    '…and most significant, the silver medal for distinctive achievement in photography in the category of travel, food, and still life for There and Back Again,” Jason Florio's portrait series of Gambian chieftains' Trunk Mag

    Taken whilst on our *2009 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush-930km African odyssey' expedition.

    *Please scroll down and onto the following pages for road stories and images from the 2009 journey.

    Visit the new blog for our most recent journey: 'River Gambia Expedition - 1000km source-sea African odyssey

  5. 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

  6. '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

  7. 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’

  8. Random Post of the Day: Blog Entry: 12th December 2009 - A Short Walk n The Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey’

    The wheel comes off the donkey cart - again! Jones and the expedition team wait in Kanifing for a mechanic to re-attach the wheel. We are just a short 20km or so from the end of the walk.

    We lose the wheel yet again and this was on the last day of our journey! So near to Makasutu, yet so bloody far. It would turn out to be the longest wait and walk of the entire 930km journey…by the time we get back to Makasutu, stumbling around in the dark with exhaustion, leading the donkeys (after having eventually abandoning the cart in a small village), at 1.30am the next morning!!

    All part of the adventure…

    Image: Jason Florio – The Gambia – 2009 A very patient Jones & Janneh – adopts, what is by now, a well-rehearsed pose!

  9. Image © Jason Florio - from ‘Silafando - a gift to you on behalf of my journey’ - an award winning series of portraits of Gambian Village Chiefs (Alkalo’s) and Elders, taken whilst on the first ever circumnavigation of the small West African country, by foot - 930km - with three Gambians, two donkeys, and a cart.

    L-R: Alkalo, Dadi Bah of Tuba Dabo & Alkalo, Kenbugal Fye of Barra

  10. 31st Aug 2011: Jason Florio Photography Exhibition- extended for a few more days @ Hagedorn Foundation Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    'Makasutu - Mecca in the Forest' & 'Silafando - A Gift to You on Behalf of My Journey'
    Portraits from The Gambia, West Africa