In early December, 2012 – mid-January, 2013, we followed the course of one of Africa’s last major free-flowing rivers – the River Gambia. Along the way, Jason documented the everyday life of those people who’s lives depend on the river.
‘Jason Florio’s travels around the Republic of the Gambia read like tales of adventure from centuries past. Florio, along with his wife, Helen Jones-Florio, had already traveled extensively in the West African country before they took a 600-mile walk all the way around it in 2009. The first recorded circumnavigation by foot of the Gambia turned out to be practice for the Florios’ next adventure: documenting the River Gambia.’ Read more here
Update: The Christmas holidays have delayed us slightly but we now have a start date for the inaugural Photos Tell Stories photography workshop in The Gambia, West Africa: 2nd January 2014.
We’re really looking forward to working with young Gambia students – we’re particularly excited about what they will produce once we give them free reign of the camera (BIG thanks to FujiFilm, USA, for the cameras).