1. Incoming! Photoville 2014, NYC - a photo destination - exhibitions in shipping containers

    Incoming! Photoville 2014, NYC – a photo destination – exhibitions in shipping containers

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    ‘River Gambia’ exhibition – Photoville 2013

    We are already missing being physically present at Photovillethis year. The phenomenal Brooklyn based unique photo destination is, to date, one of the most enjoyable exhibitions we have ever done . We were astonished at the volume of people who passed through our exhibition shipping container doors over the course of PV 2013 – 1000’s of people, who…

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  2. The History Boys - The Nile Explorers: Speke, Wood, Baker

    The History Boys – The Nile Explorers: Speke, Wood, Baker

    Nile explorer decendents

    L-R: Tom Mayberry, Peter Speke, Levison Wood, David Baker – image by Jason Florio

    The Nile Explorers – Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution (BRSLI), Bath, Somerset.

    Yesterday (with huge thanks to writer, explorer, and photographer, Levison Wood) we Florioswere honored to be in the midst of such esteemed – and truly inspirational – company to commemorate the 150 year anniversary of an…

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  3. River Gambia… photo stories

    River Gambia… photo stories

    The River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey

    Tales from a mighty West African river…

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    River Gambia‘ the source, Fouta Djallon Highlands, Guinea-Conakry – VQR Magazine © Jason Florio

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    Image © Jason Florio

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    The shot… Jason Florio at work. Image © Helen Jones-Florio

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    HJF, Ebou & Abdou at work! River Gambia, Senegal, West Africa © Jason Florio

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    Florio at work – River Gambia,…

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  4. A couple of years ago, Jason and I  walked out of our apartment building, off 6th Avenue, NYC, and retraced his route downtown… following the exact path he took, as he ran towards the World Trade Center (as most people were running away from it) on a truly tragic, seminal, day: September 11th, 2001.

    Jason photographed, ‘9/11 Redux‘, the same spots that he had shot on ‘9/11/2001‘ – a confluence of two contrasting periods in time… yet, not altogether dissimilar…

    All images © Jason Florio

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    2012: Patricia Mack with Jason and the photograph he took of her on 9/11 outside Trinity Church, Broadway, NYC – Image by Neville Elder

    June 2012: ‘Captain Patricia (Patty) Mack – pictured above – is a retired New York Courts Officer. In 2001, her being a first sponsor – along with her husband Tim – comes with special meaning. I photographed her on September 11th 2001, just a few minutes after she appeared from the rubble of the collapse of the World Trade Center’s south tower. We had not communicated since that life changing time, but we were recently re-acquainted when she kindly agreed to be in the documentary I have been working on with my colleague, Neville Elder about our experiences photographing that tragic dayJason Florio - See more on Vimeo: ‘Return to Ground Zero’ (currently in post-production).

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    Vimeo: ‘Return to Ground Zero‘ – click here to view (image ©Jason Florio)

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    To view then and now: ‘New York City 09.11.2001‘ & ‘9.11 Redux

    In remembrance to all those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001.

    Jason & Helen Florio

    9/11 – Remembering A couple of years ago, Jason and I  walked out of our apartment building, off 6th Avenue, NYC, and retraced his route downtown…
     

  5. He walked the entire length of the Nile! Congratulations to Levison Wood

    He walked the entire length of the Nile! Congratulations to Levison Wood

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    Images © Jason Florio, 2014

    Explorer, Levison Wood, recently completed his incredible journey – which took him nine months, walking 3750 miles! – the first person to walk the entire length of the River Nile, in Africa, from it’s source to the sea.

    Earlier in March, along with friend and writer, Matthew Power (we miss you dearly, Matt), Jason spent a few days with Lev in Uganda.

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    L-R: Jason…

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  6. Movement - Kids running in the street, Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa © Helen Jones-Florio

     
  7. Faces and reactions, Banjul, Gambia, West Africa © Helen Jones-Florio

     

  8. Perpignen - ‘Visa pour l’image’ - here we come!

    Perpignen – ‘Visa pour l’image’ – here we come!

    Bonjour, ça va?

    Tomorrow, we head down deep into southern France, the Languedoc-Roussillon region,  for our first foray into what is the 26th year of   ‘Visa pour l’image’ – ‘…the premier International Festival of Photojournalism held in Perpignan, France. This festival is a unique event where you can join thousands of kindred spirits who share a love and passion for photography. View the…

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  9. Jason Florio’s images – taken over a 15 year period – as part of a slideshow he was invited to present about his work at Athens Photo Festival, Greece, 2013 (APhf:15).

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    All images © Jason Florio

    Image# 22-23 – ‘Mogadishu-148 hours‘ Somalia,  2011

    Image# 24-27 – ‘Makasutu‘ The Gambia, 1997-2008

    Image# 28 – 32 – ‘Silafando‘ The Gambia, 2009

    Image# 33 – 41 – ‘River Gambia‘ West Africa, 2012-13

    Check out Part 1 of an anthology (images 1-21) here.

    The stories behind Jason’s ‘Silafando‘ and ‘River Gambia‘ images can be found on our other blogs: ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – 930km African odyssey‘ 2009, and ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey‘ 2012-13.

    More news coming soon.

    The Florios – Helen & Jason

    A Short Walk in The Gambian Bush

    Jason & Helen selfie! ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush‘ 2009

    Photos Tell Stories – an anthology, Part 2 – photographs by Jason Florio Jason Florio’s images - taken over a 15 year period - as part of a slideshow he was invited to present about his work at…
     

  10. Youtube: Forest Festival, Koudioubé village, Senegal, West Africa

    Youtube: Forest Festival, Koudioubé village, Senegal, West Africa

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    Videography: Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio for Concern Universal, The Gambia & Senegal, West Africa – click image or here to view

    Earlier this year, we went on assignment into the Casamance region of Senegal – south of the border from The Gambia – for a local NGO, Concern Universal, who we had  worked with on previous projects.  The purpose of this assignment was to document a celebratory…

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