Magnum Photography Awards Winners / LensCulture Exhibition, London, UK

Jason Florio, Magnum Photography Award 2017, Photojournalism Series Winner, with David Hurn (Magnum Photos), Jim and Millie Casper (LensCulture)

We were both extremely honoured and excited to meet David Hurn, Magnum Photos, and Jim and Millie Casper, LensCulture, the other night, at the private viewing of the Magnum Photography Awards Winners 2017 exhibition on the Media Wall, The Photographers Gallery, London.

Jason Florio 'Destination Europe' The Media Wall Exhibition, The Photographers Gallery, London ©Helen Jones-Florio
Jason Florio ‘Destination Europe’ The Media Wall Exhibition, The Photographers Gallery, London ©Helen Jones-Florio

 

Magnum Photography Awards Winner 2017 - Ramona Decker talks to Jim Casper, LensCulture, The Photographers Gallery, London
Magnum Photography Awards Winner 2017 – Ramona Decker talks to Jim Casper, LensCulture, The Photographers Gallery, London ©Helen Jones-Florio

 

Check Florio’s ‘Destination Europe‘ series on his website: floriophoto.com

Press: The Guardian - images © Jason Florio 'Destination Europe' Magnum Photography Awards 2017 - Photojournalism Winner
Press: The Guardian – images © Jason Florio ‘Destination Europe’ Magnum Photography Awards 2017

 

Photoville New York, 2016 – ‘Two Islands’ exhibition by Malta-based photographer, Ritty Tacsum

Ritty Tacsum Exhibition- Photoville NY, 2016
Ritty Tacsum Exhibition- Photoville NY, 2016

Ritty Tacsum – ‘Two Islands‘ – Solo Show, Photoville, NYC, September 21-25, 2016

We are extremely proud and excited that one of the Helen Jones-Florio Gallery collective, Malta-based, experimental photographer and multi-media artist, Ritty Tacsum, will be exhibiting, for her first time, in NYC at this year’s prestigious Photoville event, beneath the historic, and iconic, Brooklyn Bridge, in DUMBO.

Read more on the HJF Gallery site here.

Documentary photographer, Jason Florio, talks about ‘Silafando’ – portraits of Gambian village chiefs

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click here or on above image to view the interview on Youtube

 

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation  –  Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY – interview with Jason Florio about his exhibition of award-winning portraits of Gambian village chiefs and elders – ‘Silafando’ – taken whilst on ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey‘, West Africa, with Helen Jones-Florio.

 

'Silafando' The Gambia © Jason Florio

'Silafando' - a gift to you on behalf of my journey‘Silafando’ The Gambia © Jason Florio – see the full series of award winning portraits here

Take a look behind the scenes on vimeo

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Jason Florio photographs village chief, Lamin Jammeh, Khalaji, The Gambia, West Africa – videography by Helen Jones-Florio. Click here or above image to view footage

Youtube: Directing Gambian chiefs and corralling kids! The photo exhibition is extended

We are delighted to announce that we have been asked to extend the original closing date, 30th April, 2015, of the ‘Silafando’ exhibition, at Gaya Art Café, here in The Gambia, until the middle of May. So, for those of you who missed it, then the exhibition is open for public viewing – with the portraits, inside and outside the venue – Monday-Saturday, 12 noon-late.

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Jason Florio photographs village chief – (Alkalo) Landing Jammeh – of Khalaji, The Gambian, West Africa – click here or on above images to watch footage – by Helen Jones-Florio, 2009

 

We then realised that the tree was the only real shade in the village – of Khalaji – and (something we should have known by this point) its where the whole village congregate, to sit and chew the fat, at the end of their working day. So, along they came, a steady stream of villagers, until our camp site was surrounded by very vociferous, curious kids, and adults alike. They brought wooden benches and stools, plastic chairs and, in one particular case, a women brought her sewing, whilst another two women sat and plaited each others hair. Our team was fast becoming the free entertainment, and amusement, well into the darkness of the evening – rather like starring in our very own live reality tv show!‘ ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – 930km Africa odyssey‘ words © Helen Jones-Florio – read more about this particular shoot here.

 

'Silafando' The Gambia © Jason Florio
Alkalo, Landing Jammeh – ‘Silafando’ The Gambia © Jason Florio

 

The Alkalos – Gambian village chiefs – have been around the world and now they are back where they belong, on exhibit in The Gambia, West Africa. And, it’s with huge thanks to the curators at Athens Photo Festival (APhF:15), in Greece, where they were last exhibited – the ‘Silafando’ body of work, in 2013 – and where Florio was invited to present his work, from the last fifteen years,  as a photojournalist.

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‘Silafando’ – APhF:15, Athens, Greece. Image © Jason Florio

 

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‘Silafando’ © Jason Florio – Exhibition at Gaya Art Café, The Gambia, West Africa

 

We hope you can make it down to Gaya’s (Bertil Harding Highway, next to Senegambia craft market). If not, then you can view Jason Florio’s ‘Silafando’ series on his website.

The Florios – Helen & Jason

A Short Walk in The Gambian Bush
A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush, 2009

 

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