Press: Slate Magazine features the River Gambia Expedition

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Slate Magazine – December 2013

Thanks to Slate Magazine and Alyssa Coppelman for featuring our River Gambia Expedition – which we completed in January this year.

Jason Florio’s travels around the Republic of the Gambia read like tales of adventure from centuries past. Florio, along with his wife, Helen Jones-Florio, had already traveled extensively in the West African country before they took a 600-mile walk all the way around it in 2009. The first recorded circumnavigation by foot of the Gambia turned out to be practice for the Florios’ next adventure: documenting the River Gambia.’ Read more here

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Slate Magazine – December 2013 – images © Jason Florio

‘Photos Tell Stories – teaching photography -a visual language’

Update: The Christmas holidays have delayed us slightly but we now have a start date for the inaugural Photos Tell Stories photography workshop in The Gambia, West Africa: 2nd January 2014.

We’re really looking forward to working with young Gambia students – we’re particularly excited about what they will produce once we give them free reign of the camera (BIG thanks to FujiFilm, USA, for the cameras).

More updates coming shortly.

Thanks for stopping by

The Florios (Helen & Jason)

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The River Gambia Expedition team: Abdou, Ebou, Helen, & Jason – near to the source of the river in the Fouta Djallon Highlands, Guinea-Conakry

Published by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

Award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and writer, Jason Florio (, and photographer, producer, videographer and writer, Helen Jones-Florio Twitter @floriophotonNYC Instagram Instagram Instagram Instagram

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