Left: Jason Florio, middle: Helen Jones-Florio. Work in progress – multi-media ‘Masquerades’ project, The Gambia, West Africa, 2015
Jason Florio, FRGS (Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society, London), is an award-winning photographer, and filmmaker, whose work has focused on under-reported stories on people living on the margins of society and in places of conflict. He photographs, films. and writes for publications including New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Newsweek, MIT Technology Review, The Independent on Sunday, Virginia Quarterly Review, Men’s Journal, Geographical, AFAR, IRIN, and Outside Magazine. Florio’s photography has been solo exhibited globally and has won numerous international awards and his work has been acquired by a number of museums. His fine art photography prints can be purchased from the Helen Jones-Florio Online Gallery.
Jan 2018 – Co-producer & Director of Photography ‘We Never Gave Up – Stories of courage from Gambia‘ – a documentary for Amnesty International
Assignments: contact directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via Marcel Saba at Redux Pictures, NYC
Helen Jones-Florio is a photography producer, videographer, writer, and blogger. She has been traveling to West Africa for almost 20 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.
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May 2016 – The ‘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.
Jan 2018 – 2nd camera/still photography on ‘We Never Gave Up – Stories of courage from Gambia‘ – a documentary for Amnesty International
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
For all Jason Florio fine art photography print inquiries, including a price list, please email email@example.com – Founder of ‘HJF Gallery – purveyor of fine photographic prints’
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.