Press: fossils of light + time – a photographic book curated by Elizabeth Avedon

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‘Ismaila on his horse, Jumpex’ The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio


The Detroit Center For Contemporary Photography is proud to announce a presale for FOSSILS OF LIGHT + TIME, a limited edition photographic publication curated and designed by Elizabeth Avedon. Black and white photographs were submitted reflecting the spirit of a beautiful seductive quote by Daido Moriyama, “If you were to ask me to define a photograph in a few words, I would say it is “a fossil of light and time.” Read more here

Florio was extremely honored to get the email, from the Detroit Center of Contemporary Photography (DCCP), which announced that one of his B&W images, ‘Ismaila on his horse, Jumpex‘, had been chosen by Elizabeth Avedon, for her forthcoming photographic book – ‘fossils of light + time‘ – along with a number of other photographers.

The image of Ismaila was taken in The Gambia, 2009 – during one of our many travels around the small West African country – as part of Florio’s longterm, ‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest‘, portrait series.

Huge respect and thanks to Elizabeth Avedon, and to the DCCP for their support of her curated book.

Helen Jones-Florio

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Florio, Mr Bah (the marabout), and Helen Jones-Florio – The Gambia, 2009

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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