Youtube: Forest Festival, Casamance, Senegal, West Africa

  Late last year, Jason Florio and I traveled the short distance, south, across the border from our home in The Gambia, into the Casamance region of Senegal, West Africa – on assignment for a local NGO, Concern Universal; who we had worked with on previous projects.  The purpose of the assignment was to document a celebratory ‘Festival des Forêt‘,Continue reading “Youtube: Forest Festival, Casamance, Senegal, West Africa”

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Postcards from Malta: The Beauty in Decay

  On my many meanderings around the streets of Malta, I often come across sites, such as the above. Beautifully decaying doors – from another place in time – starkly juxtaposed by the surrounding modern, steel and glass environment. Yet, conversely, you could very easily walk right past these exquisite, woefully neglected, facades, without even noticing them. What is behind the doors…Continue reading “Postcards from Malta: The Beauty in Decay”

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

  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 ©Continue reading “Documentary photographer, Jason Florio, talks about ‘Silafando’ – portraits of Gambian village chiefs”

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Black and White Monday: Cracked windscreen, Kinshasa, DR Congo

  I have ridden in many, many, taxis in parts of Africa where cracked windscreens seem to be de rigueur. However, this one defied the realms of possibility. The screen – barely held together (it wasn’t even taped up!) – has to be the finest I have seen… yet, that is. Helen Jones-Florio Related: Black & White Photography

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