Photo Swindon International Photography Exhibition – 1st July-3rd October, 2021
‘In Sync – Natures of Togetherness’
Jason Florio | Martin Parr | Sanne de Wilde
Photo Swindon 2021
Jason Florio – Exhibiting 1st-29th July
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Uniquely for a photography exhibition, each photographers work will tour three locations within each month. The touring nature of this exhibition breaks new ground being the first time this has been done in the UK to our knowledge. We hope this maximises accessibility to all the people of our rich and diverse community.
‘River Gambia’ – purchase fine art photography prints by Jason Florio
Martin Parr – Exhibiting 31st July-30th August
The locations will be three of Swindon’s parks, The Town Gardens, Queens Park and the GWR Park; totalling an outdoor exhibition across three parks for a period of three months from 1st July – 3rd October 2021.
Sanne de Wilde – Exhibiting 1st Sept-3rd October
Additionally, for 2 weeks in October photography students from New College Swindon will exhibit their work in the Town Gardens, Swindon, and 5th October – 17th October for Graduate Photojournalism and Documentary Photography students from Centre for Art and Photography University of Gloucestershire.
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Jason Florio completed the first recorded circumnavigation of The Gambia by foot, co-leading with his wife Helen Jones-Florio – a 930 km expedition, producing an award-winning series of portraits titled ‘Silafando’.
Three years later he co-led, with Helen Jones Florio his wife, 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 1130 km course before a planned dam was constructed.
‘ROGUE HIPPOS! & PHOTOGRAPHING DURING A DICTATORSHIP’
Podcast: Jason Florio talks to Neale James/Photography Daily Show about Photo Swindon, and the River Gambia Expedition
Huge thanks to Jennifer Berry & Jon Buckett for putting the exhibition together, for the above words, and for inviting us to be part of this incredible photography festival!
Header Image: Boys with painted faces, standing on the banks of the River Gambia, Senegal. Image ©Jason Florio