Weekend photos: Get your cameras out! ‘Photos Tell Stories’ photography workshops, The Gambia

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Big thanks to Fujifilm, USA, for partnering with ‘Photos Tell Stories: teaching photograpy – a visual language

Have a great holiday weekend, all!

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An exhibition of all the Gambian photography students work, opens Friday May 16th, 2014, Alliance Française, The Gambia

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Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio book the exhibition venue!

Tuesday photo: men relaxing in the market, Farafenni – photography workshops, The Gambia, West Africa

Image © Ousman Bah
Image © Ousman Bah

 

We are really looking forward to exhibiting work by all the students who took part in ‘Photos Tell Stories: teaching photography – a visual language‘ at Alliance Française - opening night Friday May 16th, 2014.

We’ll also be projecting images from PTS’s tutor and photographer, Jason’s Florio, on the opening night – including ‘River Gambia Expedition-1044km source-sea African odyssey‘; ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – 930km African odyssey‘; and ‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest‘. And,  in the reception area, we’ll be screening our short film, ‘River Gambia‘ – taken from hours of  footage we both shot whilst on our epic West African river journey.

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Youtube: ‘River Gambia’ footage © Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio

 

More updates about the exhibition coming shortly.

The Florios – Helen & Jason

New Press: Jason Florio nominated for ASME 2014 award – Feature Photography – ‘Life on the River Gambia’/VQR

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Friday photo: Jason Florio in the Photos Tell Stories classroom, The Gambia, West Africa

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Workshop tutor and photographer, Jason Florio, shows the students some of his own work – ‘Silafando’ – portraits of Gambian village chiefs and elders, Fajara YMCA. Image © Helen Jones-Florio

 

Behind-the-scenes of ‘Photos Tell Stories: teaching photography – a visual language‘ . Check out some of the wonderful images the students produced here

More news about the forthcoming exhibition, in The Gambia, of our Gambian students work coming soon.

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The venue for Photos Tell Stories photography exhibition: Alliance Francaise, Kairaba Avenue, The Gambia

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Tuesday photo: collecting water from the well, Kembujeh, The Gambia, West Africa

Image © BUBACAR JARJU
Image © BUBACAR JARJU

 

See more inspiring images from Gambian Photos Tell Stories photography workshop students here.

Photos Tell Stories students exhibition opening in The Gambia soon! Please feel free to subscribe for all updates (in the left hand column) or ‘like’ or PTS’s Facebook page.

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Image © Gerald Soweh
Image © Gerald Soweh  ‘Movement‘- Photos Tell Stories producer, Helen Jones-Florio, and tutor/photographer, Jason Florio

 

Friday photo: Gambian woman at the market, Farafenni, The Gambia, West Africa

Image © Mamlie Touray
Image © Mamlie Touray

 

To see more great work from our Photos Tell Stories photography workshop students, from The Gambia, please click here. And, to see photographer and tutor, Jason Florio, at work with the students, please check out our ‘Behind-the-Scenes‘ page.

More news about the forthcoming exhibition of the students work coming soon.

The Florios – Helen & Jason

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Photos Tell Stories: teaching photography – a visual language‘ In partnership with the US Embassy, Banjul

Exhibition venue for ‘Photos Tell Stories’ is confirmed – Alliance Française, The Gambia, West Africa

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Photos Tell Stories: tutor and photographer, Jason Florio, and workshop producer, Helen Jones-Florio

We met recently with Le Directeur of Alliance Française, here in The Gambia, to check out the center as a potential venue for the Photos Tell Stories exhibition. And, we were so excited to find that it fits our needs perfectly, we (heavily) penciled in a date for the opening night: Friday 16th May, 2014!

On the opening night, we will be exhibiting printed work – thanks to AdormaPix, NYC – from each and every one of our Gambian students, from all of the workshops we taught here, in The Gambia, earlier this year. We will also be using the centers large screen, in their amphitheater, to project a wider range of the students work – here is just a taster of the excellent images, produced by the students:

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Also, included in the opening night projections, will be PTS’s tutor and photographer, Jason Florio’s, images from our two West Africa expeditions: ‘River Gambia Expedition‘ and ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush‘, and his other work from a 12 year portraiture project – ‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest‘, taken here in The Gambia.

In the foyer, we’ll be screening the ‘River Gambia’ short film – taken whilst on the River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey, 2012-13

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Youtube – ‘River Gambia‘ © Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio

 

The printed exhibit will run at Alliance Francaise for two weeks, after the opening night, until the end of May.

As always, immense thanks to Josh Shrager, and all at the US Embassy, Banjul – our major partners for ‘Photos Tell Stories’ - their support has been (is!) invaluable.

Please feel free to subscribe to all updates, about the exhibition and the workshops – in the left hand column – or ‘like’ our Photos Tell Stories Facebook page.

More news coming soon!

The Florios – Helen & Jason

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PTS’s logo tote bags by ‘Jekkah - African inspired clothing’ made in Gambia

 

 

 

Photos Tell Stories tutor and photographer, Jason Florio – nominated for the National Magazine Awards, 2014, USA

We were thrilled to get the news yesterday that Jason FlorioPhotos Tell Stories tutor and photographer – is a finalist for the National Magazine Awards, in the US, for his images from our ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1000km source-sea African odyssey‘; which were featured in the Virginia Quarterly Review : ‘Life on the River Gambia

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Image © Jason Florio – boys playing by the river - ‘River Gambia’
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Image © Jason Florio – Gold miners in South East Senegal : ‘River Gambia’

 

Well done, Jason!

To read about our tales from the River Gambia journey, please click here. And, to see the whole series of images, check out floriophoto.com

More news on the upcoming exhibition for the Photos Tell Stories Gambian workshop students coming soon. Feel to subscribe – in the left hand column – or ‘like’ the PTS’s Facebook page

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Exhibition – ‘Photos Tell Stories’ – Gambian photography students prints are on route, thanks to AdoramaPix, NYC!

We are getting nearer to setting a date for the Photos Tell Stories photography workshops students exhibition, here in The Gambia. We want to welcome on board -  and give huge thanks to to one of our local photography stores – AdoramaPix, in New York, for partnering with us  – the shipment of prints is on route to West Africa!

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Here is a taster of the fine work we’ll be exhibiting, from our Gambian students:

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We also want to thank all our other partners and contributors- all of whom have helped to get to where we are now: US Embassy, Banjul, The Gambia; FujiFilm, USA; powerHouse Books, USA;  Gambia Experience, UK; Foto Care, USA; Protronica Ltd, UK; Jekkah – African inspired clothing, The Gambia; Qcell, The Gambia. And, a whole list of phenomenal contributing photographers: Manjari Sharma; Amber Terranova; Amy Toensing; Sari Goodfriend; Ryan Heffernan; Ben Lowy; Stefan Falke; Oskar Landi; Thomas Donley; Brandon Remler; Wayne Lawrence;   Chris Bartlett; Robert Goldstein; Henry Jacobson; Heloise Bergman.

This week, we hope to visit a central venue which will be perfect for the exhibition and event night – where we will be able not to exhibit the prints, but also show a slideshow of images, on a big screen, from all the work produced during the workshops we held here in The Gambia; along with Jason Florio’s work from our two West Africa expeditions. If you want to receive updates on how things are progressing, simply subscribe (in the left hand column) by entering your email address. You may also ‘like‘ our PTS’s FB page or follow us on twitter

Thanks, as ever, for stopping by

The Florios – Helen & Jason

Photos Tell Stories : teaching photography – a visual language

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Image © Gerald Soweh
Image © Gerald Soweh – Even the photography tutor, Jason Florio, and workshop producer, Helen Jones-Florio, can escape the portrait session!

Random photo of the day: ‘Nice Boy’ pig – Photos Tell Stories, The Gambia, West Africa

Image © Marry Bah
Image © Marry Bah – Soma, The Gambia, West Africa

To check out more our Gambian ‘Photos Tell Stories‘ photography workshops students images here  and for more of the Soma students work, please click here

We’ll be posting an update about an exhibition, in The Gambia,  of work from all the Photos Tell Stories Gambian workshops.

Thanks for stopping by

The Florios – Helen & Jason

A Short Walk in The Gambian Bush

Please check out our other West Africa projects:

River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey

A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – 930km African odyssey

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