Press: El Pais – ‘Tribal Royalty’. Portraits of Gambian Chiefs and Elders by Jason Florio

'Silfando' Village chief, Herouna Tunkara and his horse ©Jason Florio
PRESS: El Pais 'Tribal Royalty' - portraits by Jason Florio of Gambian chiefs (alkalos) and elders
PRESS: El Pais ‘Tribal Royalty’ (1/6) – portraits by Jason Florio of Gambian chiefs (alkalos) and elders


‘Realeza tribal’

Muchas gracias a El País por presentar mis retratos de jefes y ancianos de Gambia. Jason Florio, photographer/filmmaker

PRESS: El Pais 'Tribal Royalty' (4/6) - portraits by Jason Florio of Gambian chiefs (alkalos) and elders
PRESS: El Pais ‘Tribal Royalty’ (4/6) – portraits by Jason Florio of Gambian chiefs (alkalos) and elders

El Pais’ Opinion’ page ran the portraits for 6 days last week, both online and in hard copy. Jason Florio’s portraits form part of a larger body of work, ‘Silafando – a gift to you on behalf of my journey’. Formal portraits of Gambian chiefs (the ‘Alkalos’) and elders, taken whilst on the first fully documented circumnavigation of The Gambia, West Africa, entirely by foot – 930km. With producer, and photographer, Helen Jones-Florio.

‘Silafando – a gift to you on behalf of my journey’

'Silfando' Village chief, Herouna Tunkara and his horse ©Jason Florio
‘Silafando’ – Village chief, Herouna Tunkara and his horse. Image © Jason Florio

Along with Jason and Helen, the small expedition team also consisted of three Gambians (Samba, Janneh, and Modou), and two donkeys (‘Paddy’ and ‘Neil’, kindly loaned to the team from The Gambia Horse & Donkey Trust charity) – to pull the cart of camera equipment, and camping gear. To read some of the road stories, and see behind-the-scenes images, from the walk, please visit Helen’s blog ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – 930km African odyssey

Map of the route in The Gambia, West Africa of 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - 930km' ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio
Map of the route of ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – 930km’ ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio
Helen Jones-Florio, 'Paddy' the donkey, Samba Leigh - A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush (930km of it!) © Jason Florio
Helen Jones-Florio, ‘Paddy’ the donkey, and Samba – ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush’ (930km of it!) © Jason Florio, 2009

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