Crowdfunding – a very personalized way to say ‘thank you’ to your sponsors and donors

Early in January 2013, we completed our ‘River Gambia Expedition1044km source-sea Africa odyssey‘, after covering three West African countries, from the source of the river in the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea, on into Senegal, finally reaching our  journeys end where the River Gambia flows into the Atlantic Ocean in The Republic of The Gambia.

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My sister, Joanne, just posted the photo we took of her personalized ‘thank you‘ from Jason and I, which we sent out post-expedition. She was amongst many sponsors and donors who supported our expedition. Our tried and tested method of crowdfunding (we used the same method for ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush‘ in 2009), of ‘an exchange‘: offering fine art prints from a series of images  – which would be taken by Jason whilst we were on the journey – enabled us to make the expedition happen. I was just looking back through those thank you’s and wanted to share just a few of them – especially to those of you out there who may be in the midst of your own crowdfunding  and trying to think of ways to thank those who donate. Our supporters really responded to our very personal way of saying thank you to each and every one of them. And, it was fun for us, trying to find unique situations – and locations – in which to shoot the thank you photos.

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You can see the whole series of ‘thank you’ images on the River Gambia blog here. And to view the body of work that Jason Florio produced, from the journey, you can see them at

Lone fisherman, Kemoto Point, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio


Happy weekend! The Florios – Helen & Jason

H & Flo - we did it!

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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