Cover Shots: Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio, The Gambia, West Africa

Cover shot © Jason Florio for FD Persoonlijk Magazine ‘Environment & Climate – the resurrection of Han Stiphout’

Ten years ago Han Stiphout (64) had two castles in Limberg and a bid for his company of more €20 million. Just before the sale, he went bankrupt. Now he is picking up again and building recycling plants in The Gambia and Senegal words by Hella Hueck / FD Persoonlijk Magazine + all feature images © Jason Florio

– Published 19th April 2019

Super excited – we both made the cover of two separate publications, this week, connected to The Gambia, West Africa!



Cover shot © Helen Jones-Florio (Mile2 Prison, Gambia)ANEKED Gambia launches the first edition of the TRRC Digest which gives a summary of the first session of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission hearings.



A constructive recount of the first session of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission hearings looking into the July 22nd Coup and the early aftermath. The summary provides names of persons adversely mentioned as perpetrators of and/or  accessory to gross human rights violations.
TRRC Digest, Edition 1 – 7th January to 28th January, 2019 – ANEKED


– published 17th April 2019



Currently working in the Gambia – April 2019

Gambia – Victims, and Resisters of a Regime

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Press: ‘Is this the solution to South Africa’s rhino poaching problem?’ The Telegraph Magazine – images © Jason Florio

The Telegraph Magazine 'Tug of Love' - image ©Jason Florio
The Telegraph Magazine ‘Tug of Love’ – image ©Jason Florio

 

‘To save his beloved rhinos from poachers, one South African rancher made the heartbreaking decision to send them to safer ground in Botswana…The Telegraph Magazine, Sept 1st, 2018 – words by Todd Pitock / Images ©Jason Florio.

Aerial shot: Trucks transport the rhino's ©Jason Florio - Smithsonian Magazine
Aerial shot: Trucks transport the rhino’s ©Jason Florio (photo credit Heather Jones)

 

Related: Smithsonian Magazine – ‘The Dangerous Work of Relocating 5,000-Pound RhinosImages © Jason Florio / Words by Todd Pitock.

 

 

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Media: ‘Can military-style tactics help save the African rhino?’ The Sydney Morning Herald

Rhino relocation, South Africa - image ©Jason Florio.  The Sydney Morning Herald
Media: Rhino relocation, South Africa – image ©Jason Florio. The Sydney Morning Herald

 

The goal is to repopulate them where they have been decimated, in countries including Rwanda, Zambia, and Botswana

Images © Jason Florio / Words by Todd Pitock – The Sydney Morning Herald

‘These magnificent beasts are facing annihilation from ruthless poachers, but environmentalists hope that military-style operations to move the animals across borders may help save the species.’ – read/see more in The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Jason Florio – Smithsonian Magazine Instagram Takeover: Rhino Relocation, South Africa

Rhino Relocation

Vimeo - Rhino Relocation, South Africa © Jason Florio
Vimeo – Rhino Relocation, South Africa © Jason Florio

 

Jason Florio – Smithsonian Magazine Instagram Takeover: Rhino Relocation, South Africa

 

Starting today, Saturday 16-Friday 22 June 2018, I’ve been invited by Smithsonian Magazine to take over their Instagram page for a week (huge thanks, Smithsonian!)

I was commissioned by the magazine (via my NYC agent, Redux Pictures). for an assignment in South Africa – ‘Movable Beast‘ – a story about the largest rhino relocation, by road, in history from South Africa to Botswana, working with the writer, Todd Pitock.

A rhino is tranquilized before being transported - Rhino Relocation, South Africa © Jason Florio
A rhino is tranquilized before being transported – Rhino Relocation, South Africa © Jason Florio

 

Check out @smithsonianmagazine Instagram page to see my exclusive, as yet, unpublished images.

So often with magazine assignments, there are a limited number of images, out of hundreds shot, that make it to the pages of the magazine. Therefore, this Instagram takeover is a great opportunity to share some of my favourites over the next week, that did not make it to the printed page.

I hope that you’ll stop by

Jason Florio

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Photographer, Jason Florio in Mdina, Malta- image © Helen Jones-Florio
Jason Florio – image © Helen Jones-Florio