Exhibition – ‘Photos Tell Stories’ – Gambian photography students prints are on route, thanks to AdoramaPix, NYC!

We are getting nearer to setting a date for the Photos Tell Stories photography workshops students exhibition, here in The Gambia. We want to welcome on board –  and give huge thanks to to one of our local photography stores – AdoramaPix, in New York, for partnering with us  – the shipment of prints is on route to West Africa!


Here is a taster of the fine work we’ll be exhibiting, from our Gambian students:

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We also want to thank all our other partners and contributors– all of whom have helped to get to where we are now: US Embassy, Banjul, The Gambia; FujiFilm, USA; powerHouse Books, USA;  Gambia Experience, UK; Foto Care, USA; Protronica Ltd, UK; Jekkah – African inspired clothing, The Gambia; Qcell, The Gambia. And, a whole list of phenomenal contributing photographers: Manjari Sharma; Amber Terranova; Amy Toensing; Sari Goodfriend; Ryan Heffernan; Ben Lowy; Stefan Falke; Oskar Landi; Thomas Donley; Brandon Remler; Wayne Lawrence;   Chris Bartlett; Robert Goldstein; Henry Jacobson; Heloise Bergman.

This week, we hope to visit a central venue which will be perfect for the exhibition and event night – where we will be able not to exhibit the prints, but also show a slideshow of images, on a big screen, from all the work produced during the workshops we held here in The Gambia; along with Jason Florio’s work from our two West Africa expeditions. If you want to receive updates on how things are progressing, simply subscribe (in the left hand column) by entering your email address. You may also ‘like‘ our PTS’s FB page or follow us on twitter

Thanks, as ever, for stopping by

The Florios – Helen & Jason

Photos Tell Stories : teaching photography – a visual language


Image © Gerald Soweh
Image © Gerald Soweh – Even the photography tutor, Jason Florio, and workshop producer, Helen Jones-Florio, can escape the portrait session!

Behind-the-Scenes of Photos Tell Stories photography workshops with Jason Florio

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Click above and below images to view slideshow (Behind-the-Scenes images © Helen Jones-Florio)

Please check out our FB ‘Behind-the-Scenes‘ album for more images from the ‘Photos Tell Stories: teaching photography  – visual language‘ workshops with award-winning photographer, Jason Florio,  and producer, Helen Jones-Florio

YMCA, Fajara, The Gambia
PTS’s photographer and tutor, Jason Florio © Helen Jones-Florio
PTS’s workshop producer and blogger, Helen Jones-Florio © Jason Florio

Check out the Photos Tell Stories students work

Image © Marie Manneh, Kartong, The Gambia
Image © Marie Manneh, Kartong, The Gambia

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Slideshow: Gambian photography workshop students – Farafenni Senior Secondary School, The Gambia, West Africa

‘Photos Tell Stories: teaching photography – a visual language

Photographer & tutor – Jason Florio

Workshop producer – Helen Jones-Florio

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The Farafenni Senior Secondary School, Lower River Region, The Gambia –  PTS’s photography workshop students images, edited by Jason Florio, with the students input. Click on any of the images to view the slideshow and credits:


Please check out the other students work, from our Photos Tell Stories photography workshops, here in The Gambia. And, if you are interested in having us come and teach a workshop with you – either one-on-one or a group – please go to Book a Photography Workshop or Presentation for more information (also F.A.Q.), or contact: helen.jones@floriophoto.com

Farafenni Senior Secondary School receive their Photos Tell Stories ‘Certificate of Attendance’
Team Farafenni! With FujiFilm USA digital cameras

Big thanks to all our partners and contributors – especially the US Embassy, Banjul,  for giving us the opportunity to hold the inaugural PTS’s workshops here in The Gambia.

The Florios – Helen & Jason

Image © Tyrone Florio, Photos Tell Stories workshop, Kartong, The Gambia
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Gambian photography workshop students images – Silicon Institute, Soma, The Gambia, West Africa

Photos Tell Stories: teaching photography – a visual language

Photographer & tutor – Jason Florio,

Workshop producer – Helen Jones-Florio

The Soma Institute, Soma, Lower River Region, The Gambia, West Africa – PTS’s photographer and tutor, Jason Florio, along with the students input, present an edit of their images, taken during their workshop.

Image © Nanding Saidybah
Image © Nanding Saidybah
Image @ Awa Dukareh
Image @ Awa Dukareh
Image © Alhasan Bah
Image © Alhasan Bah

Please click on any of the following images to view the slideshow of all the Soma students work:

If you enjoyed the slideshow, please take a look at the ‘Photos Tell Stories Students Work‘ page.  Furthermore, if you would like more information about holding a Photos Tell Stories photography workshop – for groups or 0ne-to-one – please visit ‘Book a Workshop or Presentation with the Florios‘ page.

We’ll be sharing more images from our Gambian students soon – plus more ‘Behind-the-Scenes‘ images of  Jason Florio and the students at work, from all the workshops.

Big thanks, as always, to the US Embassy, Banjul, for their support of PTS’s in The Gambia –  and to all our other partners and contributors.

The Florios – Jason and Helen

Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio, Photoville, NY, 2013. Image © Chris Bartlett