Photography assignments in West Africa – what the Florios have been up to lately

Since completely the inaugural ‘Photos Tell Stories: teaching photography – a visual language‘ workshops, in The Gambia, West Africa, Jason Florio and I have worked on a number of diverse assignments, here in West Africa –  a couple of them together,  just over the border into the Casamance, Southern Senegal, for NGO Concern Universal, and then north over the border into Senegal for the New York Times, covering a story about a football academy (conveniently timely!). Jason then flew off to Sierra Leone, to shoot a story about ethical diamond mining for ‘Oprah‘ Magazine; and he recently returned from Turkey and Spain, where he was on assignment for PepsiCo, about agriculture (yet to be published).

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Image © Jason Florio

 

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Image © Jason Florio

 

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Image © Jason Florio

 

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Image © Jason Florio

 

We had a beautifully laid out feature in Sidetracked Magazine – all about our ‘River Gambia Expedition –1044km source-sea African odyssey

Camped on the rock, post potential-mutiny, I was now self-medicating with palm-wine, and concluded it was a fine lubricant to complement the bowl of noodles and some mystery meat a young local Bassari boy brought to us. I would like to say, that huddled around a bowl of possible monkey meet on such a Christian holy day...’  words and images by Jason Florio. Please click on the image below to read the whole story.

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Sidetracked Magazine – Images © Jason Florio

 

We’ll be updating again soon…with more Photos Tell Stories news of what we are up to. In the meantime, you might like to check out our FB page, twitter, and Instagram, for photos and news.

The Florios – Helen & Jason

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Helen Jones-Florio & Jason Florio

 

 

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Back in The Gambia, West Africa – on assignment

Jason Florio, filming, wading in the Atlantic Ocean, The Gambia ©Helen Jones-Florio
Photographer, Jason Florio, filming, wading in the Atlantic Ocean, The Gambia ©Helen Jones-Florio

 

It’s always good to be back on the ‘Smiling Coast‘ – there is a lot going on in the #NewGambia. More news soon…

Follow us on Instagram for regular photo updates – @floriotravels / @jasonflorio

Jason Florio, filming in Serrekunda, The Gambia, West Africa © Helen Jones-Florio
Jason Florio, filming in Serrekunda, The Gambia, West Africa © Helen Jones-Florio   

 

See more about our Gambia travels, assignments, expeditions, and more...

The Phoenix Heads Out to the Mediterranean – photographer, Jason Florio, onboard once again

 

The Phoenix Heads out of Grand Harbour, Malta © Helen Jones-Florio
The Phoenix Heads out of Grand Harbour, Malta © Helen Jones-Florio

 

On Monday, June 6, 2016, I watched from my vantage point on the rocks overlooking the historical Grand Harbour, and the Three Cities, Malta, as the Phoenix sailed out towards the Mediterranean on its first mission of 2016 in those waters. Once more onboard – just as he had been in 2015 – my husband, photographer, Jason Florio, camera gear at the ready, to document the boat rescues; which began as soon as they reached their destination of the ‘Dead Zone‘, off the Libyan coast.

The next boat the Phoenix crew will see, within their vicinity, won’t be a tourist boat leisurely cruising the Three Cities, in the calm waters of the Grand Harbour, but a precariously over-crowded rubber dinghy, out in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea – which will prove to be the first of several rescues in these first few days at sea.

Love and luck, and a safe journey, to Florio and the always-inspiring, hard-working Phoenix SAR team and the crew  – and to the Responder crew too, MOAS’s 2nd boat (which Florio was onboard earlier this year, on its missions in the Aegean Sea), which will be alongside, patrolling the waters.

Helen Jones-Florio

Check out Jason Florio’s blog, with regular updates about his assignments

HJF © Jason Florio
HJF © Jason Florio

Photo shoot location – Watch out for the crocodiles! The Gambia, West Africa

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Those crocodiles are most definitely not ornamental! Jason Florio at work – image © Helen Jones-Florio

 

Kachikally Sacred Crocodile Pool is certainly an interesting place to shoot – you just need to watch your step, constantly. Thanks to Musa, our fixer (a person who is hired as a guide, due to their local knowledge of any given area, to help facilitate assignments) and caretaker of the pool, Jason and I met with some young Gambian boys, to work further on our traditional masquerade project, which we started last year, here in The Gambia.

The three boys turned up with a couple of rice sacks, a bunch of leafy branches, and what looked like a few scraps of bright red fabric. Within half an hour, they were transformed into Kankurangs, and  fully in character – jiggling branches, menacingly clashing machetes together, and omitting the rather alarming high-pitched screeches that seem to be the modus operandi of every Kankurang, and which always has the desired effect of unnerving everyone around them.

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Jason Florio at work – image © Helen Jones-Florio

 

I’ll be posting more updates about this ongoing masquerade project as and when we find more subjects to photograph.

HJF

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HJF – In search of masquerades at the Roots Homecoming Festival, 2014, The Gambia – image © Jason Florio

 

Related post: Kankurang on the beach

 

 

 

A week of crocs and quad bikes in (#ebolafree) Gambia, West Africa

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Kachikally Crocodile Pool, Bakau, Gambia – L-R: Helen Jones-Florio, Musa (the keeper of the crocs), Jason Florio

 

We’ve had a busy, adventurous – and extremely exhilarating – kind of week, since we completed our walk of the Gambian coastline, finishing off a couple of travel assignments… from getting up close and personal with big crocodiles, to throttling around in the Gambian bush, getting thoroughly down and dirty in the process,  on Tonka Toy-like 200cc quad bikes, alternating with bouncing over potholes in buggys. What fun!

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Helen – ‘I’m going to drive that buggy next’! Image © Jason Florio

 

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Photographer, Jason Florio – shooting from the rear! Image © HJF – UTV buggy courtesy of West African Powersports

 

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Yours truly – I am hooked! Image © JF. Quad bike courtesy of West African Powersports

 

And, where better to finish off editing (me: ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush‘ book) and writing  the features (Jason) … my old haunt, Laybato Beach Bar. Our office with a view…

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Once the features are published, we’ll be posting more on the coastline walk, the quad-biking, and the crocodile pool. Please stay with us. In the meantime, updates about what else we are up to, down here in West Africa, will be posted on FB, Twitter, and Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by The Florios – Helen & Jason

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It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it! JF & HJF – buggying in #ebolafree Gambia, West Africa. Thanks to West Africa Powersports

Photographing Gambian masquerades with Jason Florio… and an audience

Work in Progress.

We can hardly wait to get back down to West Africa, to carry on working on our personal projects – one of which is a photographic anthology of the traditional masquerades of The Gambia, West Africa.

As a photography producer,  my work takes place behind-the-scenes of assignments, ensuring that everything runs as smoothly as possible for and during shoot days –  often a lengthy process from pre through to post production.  Perks of the job? Watching Jason Florio at work – his knack of putting all those he works with so quickly at ease is continually inspiring – you can see, from the end results, how well he does this. There is another aspect of our work together, which I enjoy in equal measure – watching the fascination, amusement and, often, bemusement on the faces of those people you don’t see in the final edit… those outside of the frame.

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The ‘Cumpo’ warms up – Casamance, Senegal

 

Image © Jason Florio - the 'Cumpo' in full swing - Casamance, Senegal
Image © Jason Florio – the ‘Cumpo’ in full swing – Casamance, Senegal

 

Light reflecting - Kembujeh village, The Gambia
Light reflecting – Kembujeh village, The Gambia

 

A sneak peek 'Small Devil' masquerade © Jason Florio - Kembujeh village, The Gambia
A sneak peek ‘Small Devil’ masquerade © Jason Florio – Kembujeh village, The Gambia

 

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Don’t get too close to the ‘Fairies’! Banjul, The Gambia

 

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Here comes the bride – Banjul, The Gambia

 

On guard! Banjul, The Gambia
On guard! Banjul, The Gambia

 

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There is a photographer somewhere in this photograph – Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa

 

There is always time to interact with the kids - Kembujeh village, The Gambia
There is always time to interact with the kids – Kembujeh village, The Gambia

 

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Locals stay well clear of ‘The Hunter’ – Kembujeh village, The Gambia

 

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Street photography -Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa

 

Jason's camera is loaned to a budding photographer - from a Malian masquerade group, Banjul, The Gambia
Jason’s camera is loaned to a budding photographer – from a Malian masquerade group, Banjul, The Gambia

 

I do, however, think that I can safely add ‘security person’ to my résumé now – when on so many of our shoots, I regularly have to keep thirty curious kids from jumping in front, gesticulating madly (double thumbs up, gangsta style backwards peace sign, and smart military-like salutes, being the top three), of Jason’s lens!

 

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A very typical scenario on our shoots in West Africa – these kids were determined to get in on the action! @Helen Jones-Florio/Expedition Africa

 

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Thanks for stopping by

Helen Jones-Florio

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Hanging out with the ‘Fairy’ Masquerade, Banjul, The Gambia © Jason Florio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beginning of PTS photography workshops

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Inaugural ‘Photos Tell Stories‘ Photography Workshop

The Gambia, West Africa, 2014

Book a Workshop or Presentation with The Florios

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Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio, Photoville, NY, 2013. Image © Chris Bartlett

Award-winning Photographer: Jason Florio

Workshop Producer: Helen Jones-Florio

In partnership with the U.S. Embassy, Banjul, The Gambia

In January 2013, when resting in The Gambia, upon completion of our second expedition – ‘River Gambia Expedition-1055km source-sea African odyssey‘ (the first : ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush-930km African odyssey‘ 2009), we had the great fortune to meet the Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Embassy, Banjul – the capital of The Gambia – Josh Shrager.

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‘Man on Bonto Pier’- taken whilst on ‘River Gambia Expedition‘ © Jason Florio
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Youtube: ‘River Gambia’ – footage © Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio. Click on image or here to view
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Alkalo (village chief) Landing Jammeh, Kalaji, The Gambia – ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush-930km African odyssey’ Image © Jason Florio

After talking with length at Josh, we discovered that we all had a mutual love of photography and, almost one year later, the result of that serendipitous meeting – because we had previously discussed the idea of photography workshops in West Africa – is that we are now back in The Gambia, to teach our first photography workshop to a number of young Gambian students.

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Jason Florio with school children in the Fouta Djallon Highlands, Guinea © Helen Jones-Florio

For our inaugural workshop, we will be teaching an introduction to photography to students from the ages of 14-19 years old – focusing on how to use the camera as a means of visual storytelling. The workshop will also be a cultural exchange – through exposing Gambian students to the work of international professional photographers and, in turn, showing the world how young Gambian’s see their country. Along with Jason presenting his work, we are honored to have a number of very accomplished photographers, whose work we greatly admire, who have contributed images : Manjari Sharma; Amber Terranova; Amy Toensing; Sari Goodfriend; Ryan Heffernan; Ben Lowy; Stefan Falke; Oskar Landi; Thomas Donley; Brandon Remler; Wayne Lawrence;   Chris Bartlett; Robert Goldstein; Henry Jacobson; Heloise Bergman

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Helen with the school kids of the Fouta Djallon Highlands, Guinea-Conakry © Jason Florioo

In the classroom, through slideshow presentations and discussion, we’ll be covering a number of topics, including : a history of photography, digital camera operation, photography techniques, composition, and editing. On a practical level, the students will be given assignments to complete – the main one being ‘Home – the way I see it. As an example to aid the Gambian students with this  assignment, we asked each of our professional photographers to provide us with images on the same theme. We received a incredibly diverse cross section of images from them – some very literal, others not so literal. More on that soon.

At the end of the daily workshops the students will have the opportunity to share their images with the whole village, projected  onto a giant six meter inflatable screen – courtesy of the U.S Embassy – along with the work of our contributing professional photographers.

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Helen and village children of the Fouta Djallon Highlands, Guinea-Conakry © Jason Florio

Jason has a long and successful career as a photographer and much of what he particularly enjoys shooting is portraiture, which he will be teaching as part of the workshop.

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Alkalo Dadi Bah, Tuba Dabbo, The Gambia © Jason Florio – ‘Silafando’ award-winning portraits of village chiefs and elders. Taken whilst on ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush’

Access to the internet in The Gambia  has grown exponentially over the last few years and, due to this, almost all of the kids we meet these days are using some kind of social media platform (such as Facebook) – it used to be that when we met kids on our travels here they wanted to give you their postal address, and vice versa. However, now the mantra is ‘will you be my Facebook friend?’ Therefore, we’ll be guiding the students on how to effectively use social media networks – as well as the power of blogging – to share their stories

The workshop will culminate in an exhibition and gala event, where the students work will be displayed through projection and print, to an invited audience – including family, friends and local dignitaries. Following the event, we hope to find an exhibition space to open the exhibit to the general public, inviting other students and their teachers from around the country to come along and view the work – and to talk to them about the possibility of participating in future photography workshops.

Further thanks…

Aside from our contributing photographers, we also wish to thank our partners in this venture, particularly to Josh Shrager – Public Affairs Officer/Acting Political and Economic Affairs Officer – and all at the U.S. Embassy, Banjul, for giving us the opportunity to make this workshop happen:

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FujiFilm, USA; powerHouse Books, USA; Gambia Experience, UK; Foto Care, USA; Jekkah – African inspire clothing, The Gambia; Protronica Ltd, UK; SOL Laptops, Canada. See more here

We’ll be updating as regularly as a decent internet connection will allow us. To avoid missing what we’re up to, you can always subscribe to the blog (click on ‘Follow’ on the left hand column); ‘like’ our new ‘Photos Tells Stories’ FB page; follow us on twitter.

Here in The Gambia, we may just might find the next Malick Sidibe

More news soon on the the start date for the workshops.

Jason & Helen

To find out moreabout the Floriosplease click on the link. And, book a workshop or presentation here

Update – July 2014 : you can now check out some of our young Gambian students inspiring Photos Tell Stories workshop images  here and the opening night of the exhibition

To view more of Jason Florio’s work, please visit floriophoto.com

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Girl in the Mask © Jason Florio – River Gambia Expedition

Please contact : helen.jones@floriophoto.com for more information about partnering and/or participation in future photography workshops.

What it’s all about – photography workshops

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Inaugural ‘Photos Tell Stories‘ Photography Workshop

The Gambia, West Africa. December 2013

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Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio, Photoville, NY, 2013. Image © Chris Bartlett

Award-winning Photographer: Jason Florio

Workshop Producer: Helen Jones-Florio

In partnership with the U.S. Embassy, Banjul, The Gambia

In January 2013, when resting in The Gambia, upon completion of our second expedition – ‘River Gambia Expedition-1055km source-sea African odyssey‘ (the first : ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush-930km African odyssey‘ 2009), we had the great fortune to meet the Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Embassy, Banjul – the capital of The Gambia – Josh Shrager.

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‘Man on Bonto Pier’- taken whilst on ‘River Gambia Expedition‘ © Jason Florio
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Youtube: ‘River Gambia’ – footage © Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio. Click on image or here to view
'Silafando' - a gift to you on behalf of my journey
Alkalo (village chief) Landing Jammeh, Kalaji, The Gambia – ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush-930km African odyssey’ Image © Jason Florio

After talking with length at Josh, we discovered that we all had a mutual love of photography and, almost one year later, the result of that serendipitous meeting – because we had previously discussed the idea of photography workshops in West Africa – is that we are now back in The Gambia, to teach our first photography workshop to a number of young Gambian students.

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Jason Florio with school children in the Fouta Djallon Highlands, Guinea © Helen Jones-Florio

For our inaugural workshop, we will be teaching an introduction to photography to students from the ages of 14-19 years old – focusing on how to use the camera as a means of visual storytelling. The workshop will also be a cultural exchange – through exposing Gambian students to the work of international professional photographers and, in turn, showing the world how young Gambian’s see their country. Along with Jason presenting his work, we are honored to have a number of very accomplished photographers, whose work we greatly admire, who have contributed images : Manjari Sharma; Amber Terranova; Amy Toensing; Sari Goodfriend; Ryan Heffernan; Ben Lowy; Stefan Falke; Oskar Landi; Thomas Donley; Brandon Remler; Wayne Lawrence; Chris Bartlett; Robert Goldstein; Henry Jacobson; Heloise Bergman

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Helen with the school kids of the Fouta Djallon Highlands, Guinea-Conakry © Jason Florioo

In the classroom, through slideshow presentations and discussion, we’ll be covering a number of topics, including : a history of photography, digital camera operation, photography techniques, composition, and editing. On a practical level, the students will be given assignments to complete – the main one being ‘Home – the way I see it. As an example to aid the Gambian students with this  assignment, we asked each of our professional photographers to provide us with images on the same theme. We received a incredibly diverse cross section of images from them – some very literal, others not so literal. More on that soon.

At the end of the daily workshops the students will have the opportunity to share their images with the whole village, projected  onto a giant six meter inflatable screen – courtesy of the U.S Embassy – along with the work of our contributing professional photographers.

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Helen and  village children of the Fouta Djallon Highlands, Guinea-Conakry © Jason Florio

Jason has a long and successful career as a photographer and much of what he particularly enjoys shooting is portraiture, which he will be teaching as part of the workshop.

'Silafando' - a gift to you on behalf of my journey
Alkalo Dadi Bah, Tuba Dabbo, The Gambia © Jason Florio – ‘Silafando’ portraits of village chiefs and elders.

Access to the internet in The Gambia  has grown exponentially over the last few years and, due to this, almost all of the kids we meet these days are using some kind of social media platform (such as Facebook) – it used to be that when we met kids on our travels here they wanted to give you their postal address, and vice versa. However, now the mantra is ‘will you be my Facebook friend?’ Therefore, we’ll be guiding the students on how to effectively use social media networks – as well as the power of blogging – to share their stories

The workshop will culminate in an exhibition and gala event, where the students work will be displayed through projection and print, to an invited audience – including family, friends and local dignitaries. Following the event, we hope to find an exhibition space to open the exhibit to the general public, inviting other students and their teachers from around the country to come along and view the work – and to talk to them about the possibility of participating in future photography workshops.

Further thanks…

Aside from our contributing photographers, we also wish to thank our partners in this venture, particularly to Josh Shrager – Public Affairs Officer/Acting Political and Economic Affairs Officer – and all at the U.S. Embassy, Banjul, for giving us the opportunity to make this workshop happen:

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FujiFilm, USA; powerHouse Books, USA; Gambia Experience, UK; Foto Care, USA; Jekkah – African inspire clothing, The Gambia; Protronica Ltd, UK; SOL Laptops, Canada. See more here

We’ll be updating as regularly as a decent internet connection will allow us. To avoid missing what we’re up to, you can always subscribe to the blog (click on ‘Follow’ on the left hand column); ‘like’ our new ‘Photos Tells Stories’ FB page; follow us on twitter.

Here in The Gambia, we may well find the next Malick Sidibé

More news soon on the the start date for the workshops.

Jason & Helen

To find out more ‘about the Florios‘ please click on the link.

To view more of Jason Florio’s photography, please visit floriophoto.com

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Girl in the Mask © Jason Florio – River Gambia Expedition

Please contact : helen.jones@floriophoto.com for more information about partnering and/or participation in future photography workshops.

About the Florios

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Left: Jason Florio, middle: Helen Jones-Florio. Work in progress – multi-media ‘Masquerades’ project, The Gambia, West Africa, 2015

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Jason Florio

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Image © Isak Tiner, NYC

 

Jason Florio, FRGS (Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society, London), is an award-winning, New York based, photographer whose work has focused on under-reported stories on people living on the margins of society and in places of conflict. He photographs and writes for publications including: New York Times, Newsweek, The Independent on Sunday, Virginia Quarterly Review, Men’s Journal, Geographical, AFAR, and Outside Magazine. Florio’s photography has been solo exhibited globally and have won numerous international awards and his work has been acquired by a number of museums. News update

News Update – July 2017: Magnum Photography Awards 2017 – Winner Jason Florio, Photojournalism Series

Please visit floriophoto.com for more information. Check out Florio on Real Exposures– B&H Photo, NYC as he talks about his career as a photojournalist.

Assignments: contact directly (florio@floriophoto.com) or via Julia Rish at Redux Pictures, NYC

 

Helen Jones-Florio

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Image © Isak Tiner, NYC

Helen Jones-Florio is an expedition and photography producer, writer and blogger.  She has been traveling to West Africa for over 15 years and has produced photography assignments around Africa, USA, Mexico, and Europe. She is the co-founder of the Photos Tell Stories photography workshops, and has created and produced extensive content for her expedition and photography workshop blogs. She is currently finishing a book about their 2009 expedition – based around her personal journal entries – and collaborating with Jason and on a book about their 2012-13 expedition.

Published work includes – writing and photography: Adventure Travel Magazine (UK), ‘Wings’ (Arik Airlines in-flight magazine), American Photography’s Pro Photo Daily, Africa Geographic/Safari Interactive Magazine, Travel Africa Magazine (UK), Resource Magazine (USA), Amazing Travel Stories (USA), B Spirit/B There (Brussels Airlines inflight magazine), Concern Universal, NGO, Gambia Experience Magazine (UK), Stellazine (USA), African World Heritage Annual Report.

Email us : helen.jones@floriophoto.com if you would like us to hold a Photos Tell Stories: teaching photography – a visual language’ photography workshop with you/your company.

May 2016The ‘Helen Jones-Florio – purveyor of fine photographic prints‘ gallery is launched. A boutique gallery, offering an eclectic collection of limited edition prints from internationally established photographers.

 

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Image © Jason Florio – ‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest’

 

The West Africa connection: Jason and Helen met in The Gambia, many years ago, whilst each was visiting mutual friends. Since 1997, Jason traveled yearly to The Gambia to work on a long-term project about the people who live and work around the sacred forest of ‘Makasutu – the resulting book of this work can be viewed here : Blurb Books.

Together, Jason and Helen have made two West Africa expeditions to produce extensive bodies of photographic, written and video material. In 2009 they made the first recorded circumnavigation of The Gambia by foot – ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush -a 930km African odyssey‘.  In 2012/13 they made the first recorded expedition to document the communities along the 1130km course of River Gambia – ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1130km source-sea African odyssey‘.  In 2014, sponsored by the US Embassy, Banjul they taught a series of ‘Photos Tell Stories workshops to Gambian students – introducing photography as a way to document and share their lives as part of a cultural exchange.

Presentations: Jason And Helen are available for talks and presentations about their expeditions – please email helen.jones@floriophoto.com for information and bookings.

Past presentations include: Foto Care, NYC; Foto Fusion, Palm Beach, Florida; APNY ‘Image Makers’, Apple Store, NYC; Athens Photo Festival, Greece; Mailman School of Public Health, NYC.

Jason Florio – published work. Click any image below to view slideshow. See more at floriophoto.com

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For all Jason Florio fine art photography print inquiries, including a price list, please email helen@helenjonesflorio.com – Founder of ‘HJF Gallery – purveyor of fine photographic prints’

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Image © Jason Florio ‘Silafando’ – from ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush’

 

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Image © Jason Florio ‘River Gambia’

 

Presently (as of May 2015) – Floro and Helen are basing out of the Mediterranean island of Malta, where Florio has been working with MOAS_EU, documenting the rescues of refugees and migrants off the coast of Libya. Currently (Dec 16th) he is on route to the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Greece, on a new mission. Helen is in the process of setting up a new stand-alone, on-line, boutique fine art photography prints gallery, featuring a select group of established international photographers.

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