Three of the HJF Gallery photographers work selected for the Magnum Photography Awards 2016 Competition Gallery


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Hampstead-Heath-Boy-on-Girl © Robert Goldstein


Over in the Helen Jones-Florio Gallery studio – our new online boutique fine art photography prints gallery – we’re keeping our fingers crossed for three of our photographers who have entered the LensCulture/ Magnum Photos 2016 Competition 

Robert Goldstein, Michel Delsol, and Jason Florio,  all the very best for the finals!

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Machete Boy, traditional masquerades, The Gambia, West Africa

Masquerades – The Gambia, West Africa © Helen Jones-Florio


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… ‘ Read more here


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Press: fossils of light + time – a photographic book curated by Elizabeth Avedon

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‘Ismaila on his horse, Jumpex’ The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio


The Detroit Center For Contemporary Photography is proud to announce a presale for FOSSILS OF LIGHT + TIME, a limited edition photographic publication curated and designed by Elizabeth Avedon. Black and white photographs were submitted reflecting the spirit of a beautiful seductive quote by Daido Moriyama, “If you were to ask me to define a photograph in a few words, I would say it is “a fossil of light and time.” Read more here

Florio was extremely honored to get the email, from the Detroit Center of Contemporary Photography (DCCP), which announced that one of his B&W images, ‘Ismaila on his horse, Jumpex‘, had been chosen by Elizabeth Avedon, for her forthcoming photographic book – ‘fossils of light + time‘ – along with a number of other photographers.

The image of Ismaila was taken in The Gambia, 2009 – during one of our many travels around the small West African country – as part of Florio’s longterm, ‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest‘, portrait series.

Huge respect and thanks to Elizabeth Avedon, and to the DCCP for their support of her curated book.

Helen Jones-Florio

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Florio, Mr Bah (the marabout), and Helen Jones-Florio – The Gambia, 2009