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. 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.

     
  4. 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 

     
  5. 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.

     

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  7. We’re on the BBC - News in Pictures

    'From source to mouth, the River Gambia'

    Images © Jason Florio (and Helen Jones-Florio)

     
  8. 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’

     
  9. 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

     
  10. 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