Bloomberg: China’s Quest for Iron – film & photography by Jason Florio

Guinea’s Simandou mountains hold the largest untapped iron-ore deposit on the planet. Now a consortium of China-connected companies is moving ahead with a plan that jeopardizes one of the most biologically rich ecosystems in Africa. – words by Sheridan Prasso – Bloomberg China’s Quest for Iron Worries Mount About Mining for Iron in Guinea  “WeContinue reading “Bloomberg: China’s Quest for Iron – film & photography by Jason Florio”

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IG: Jason Florio on assignment in Guinea-Conakry

Jason Florio is a multi-award winning photojournalist, and filmmaker. Currently based in The Gambia, West Africa, where he has been covering the region, and beyond, for over 20 years. floriophoto.com Follow on IG for regular updates @jasonflorio / @floriophotos For assignment queries, and image licensing – Contact here

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Moto-Taxi boys – Labé’s got style, Guinea-Conakry, West Africa

Decemeber 2012: ‘Labé, the capital of Guinea-Conakry, up in the Fouta Djallon, is motorcycle city, overrun with thousands of Chinese-made bikes – and ‘moto taxis’ are the way to travel, carrying a minimum of 2-3 passengers a piece. As we walked around the town, we had to constantly dart out of  the way as  aContinue reading “Moto-Taxi boys – Labé’s got style, Guinea-Conakry, West Africa”

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Slideshow: behind the scenes of the River Gambia Expedition -1044km source to sea African odyssey

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.   From the source of the of the river – in the Fouta Djallon HighlandsContinue reading “Slideshow: behind the scenes of the River Gambia Expedition -1044km source to sea African odyssey”

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