‘Silafando – a gift to you on behalf of my journey’ – photo exhibition opens 3rd April, 2015, in The Gambia, West Africa


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Jason Florio with two of his Gambian chiefs, Gaya Art Cafe, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio


One more day to go and we have almost completed the installation process of Jason Florio’s ‘Silafando‘ portraits, at Gaya Art Café, in The Gambia.


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The 930km walk route map, The Gambia, West Africa


Above is the route that we took, by foot, on ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey‘, 2009, around the smallest mainland African country, where Jason took the formal portraits of the village chiefs – the alkalo’s – we stayed with each night, which will all be exhibited from tomorrow night, for one month.

The Gambian chiefs are coming home… at last.

We look forward to welcoming you to our journey – opening event, Fri 3rd April, 3-6pm, Gaya Art Cafe.

The Florio’s – Helen & Jason


A Short Walk in The Gambian Bush
The ‘Short Walk‘ expedition team: Samba Leigh (front), Momadou Cham, Helen Jones-Florio, Jason Florio, Ablie Janneh, and Neil & Paddy (our donkeys on kind loan from The Gambia Horse & Donkey Trust) – Makasutu Culture Forest, post walk, Dec 2009