EVENT: New York Film Academy – Guest Speaker Series: Photojournalist & Filmmaker, Jason Florio – Friday May 21, 2021

New York Film Academy Guest Speaker Series: Jason Florio, Photojournalist & Filmmaker

Friday, May 21st 12pm E.T./9am P.T./5pm GMT

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Jason Florio is an award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker, originally from London, based in NYC for 18 years before relocating to The GambiaWest Africa, in 2013. He has produced images and documentaries for clients including The New York Times, Smithsonian, The New Yorker, Outside, Bloomberg, Geographical, MIT Technology Review, and Amnesty International. His focus has been on under-reported stories about people living on the margins of society and human rights. His work has been recognized with a number of awards, including The Magnum Photography Award for his work on migration. His work is held in a number of public and private collections and has been presented in solo and joint exhibitions in the USA, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Jason is represented by Redux Pictures in NYC.

Film/Motion by Jason Florio

Photographer & filmmaker - Jason Florio on location filming, The Gambia, West Africa. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio
Photographer & filmmaker – Jason Florio at work, The Gambia, West Africa. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio


Florio completed the first recorded circumnavigation of The Gambia by foot, co-leading with his wife Helen Jones-Florio – a 930km expedition, producing an award-winning series of portraits titled ‘Silafando’. Three years later he co-led, with Helen, the first recorded expedition of River Gambia from its source in Guinea-Conakry to the Atlantic Ocean, in The Gambia – creating a document of the communities that live along its 1130km course before a planned dam is constructed. He is currently continuing a long-term project in the Gambia documenting the victims of the former government under the dictatorship of Yahya Jammeh.

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New York Film Academy – NYFA Guest Speaker Series Flier image ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’



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Award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and writer, Jason Florio (floriophoto.com), and photographer, producer, videographer and writer, Helen Jones-Florio http://www.rivergambiaexpedition.com/ http://930kmafricanodyssey.tumblr.com/ https://www.facebook.com/floriophotostellstories Twitter @floriophotonNYC Instagram https://www.instagram.com/floriotravels/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jasonflorio/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/florio_gallery/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/doors_facades_florio/

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