1. Image © Jason Florio - Samba Sowe and Alkalo Jarre Sowe, Felling Koto, The Gambia, West Africa, 2009

    100 Portraits — 100 Photographers: Selections from the FlakPhoto.com Archive

    Curated by Larissa Leclair and Andy Adams

    'For the past five years I've been publishing FlakPhoto.com, a website that features contemporary photography from an international community of artists. Last fall, I teamed up with curator and Indie Photobook Library creator Larissa Leclair to produce a photo projection for the FotoWeek DC Festival of Photography, which showed at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in November 2010. This spring, the screening is showing at the Head On Photography Festival in Sydney, Snap! Celebrate the Photograph in Orlando, and the New York Photo Festival…..’


    http://andyadamsphoto.com/100portraits/

     
  2. Jason Florio interview with Jennifer Diamond at B&H, NYC. Award-winning Gambian portraits, our 930km West Africa expedition, camera equipment and his signature black background, Jan 2011

    He also pays homage to Avedon and Disfarmer

    http://photography.bhinsights.com/content/real-exposures-episode-3-jason-florio.html

     
  3. 'Images from the road' - Gambian village chief's daughter shares a joke with her friend, Chamen Sosseh, The Gambia, West Africa 2009

    More images from the 930km expedition can be seen on:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/expeditionafrica/page1/

    Image by Jason Florio

     

  4. Florio prepares his fine art colour photography prints from the expedition, for all those who kindly donated towards the journey and The Eden Porject, Cornwall, UK’s charity ‘Gardens for Life’. Thank you so much.
    Main image by Florio: Alkalo Samba Camera, Kerr Batch, checking out his portrait from Florio, The Gambia, West Africa, 2009

    Blog entry: March 2010

    Florio signing the individual prints for the donators

    Image by: Jones-2010 Florio signing the individual prints for all those who kindly donated

    We’ll be sending out Florio’s beautiful prints over the next couple of days. Still waiting, however, to hear from some of you as to your preferred choice of print from the expedition.

    As always, we’d like to thank everyone for donating to the cause. We definitely couldn’t have done any of this without your support. We continue to work hard at spreading the word about Gardens for Life (for Gambian kids and kids worldwide). 

    We’re also working on ideas for a joint book about the journey, filled with images and road stories from both of us. Florio will  also be making a book of the vibrant and vividly coloured portraits of the Alkalo’s that we stayed with on the walk around The Gambia. To see the series of images, please visit his website http://www.floriophoto.com/#/projects/930km%20african%20odyssey/1

    Please keep checking in for updates and images about our continuing journey.

    Jones, Florio and the rest of the A Short Walk in The Gambian Bush team.



    A Short Walk group shot L-R: Samba (in green t-shirt), Janneh, Momadou, Florio & Jones, Felling Koto, The Gambia

    A Short Walk in The Gambian Bush group shot L-R: Samba (in green t-shirt), Janneh, Momadou, Florio & Jones, in the village of Felling Koto, The Gambia, West Africa, November 2009

     
  5. Homage to our sweet road mates, Neil and (p)Hadley, the donkeys. ‘A Short Walk in The Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey’ would not have been the adventure it was without them.

    Thanks a million to Heather Armstrong and the girls at The Gambian Horse and Donkey Trust. These guys do amazing rehabilitation work out in The Gambia and they rely on donations from the public (and volunteer workers). Please take a minute to check out their site and even if you can’t donate at this time, then please spread the word.

    Many thanks, the Short Walk expedition team

    http://www.gambiahorseanddonkey.org.uk/

    Images: #1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9 - Jones  #7-Florio 2009