Photos of the Day: Wind Water & Turbines

Malta countryside, 2015 © HELEN JONES-FLORIO


Monahan Sands, Texas, 2008 © HELEN JONES-FLORIO   


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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

Friday Photo: Dusk over Kunta Kinteh Island, on the River Gambia, West Africa

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Image © Helen Jones-Florio


Photographer, Jason Florio, walking down the jetty at Kunta Kinteh Island (formally James Island), in the middle of the River Gambia, near to the towns of Jeffureh and Albread, The Gambia, West Africa. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the island was once served as one of the major ports on the Trans-Atlantic slave trade route, of West Africa.

Image © Helen Jones-Florio Taken whilst on ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – 930km African Odyssey‘.