UPDATE TO ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN ‘AN EXCHANGE’ AND THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN: MARCH 7, 2013
We are currently working on a pdf of Jason Florio’s images from the River Gambia Expedition – for those of you who donated $100+ – for you to make your print choices from. We got back to NYC about 3 weeks ago and hit the ground running – an interview with Outside Mag, which you can check out here.; and interview with Boyd Matson for National Geographic Weekend radio – which will run this weekend (we’ll post the podcast on the blog when we get it); and, most importantly, we’ve been reliving the journey – now that we can get online again, we can update the blog – and trawling through three months worth of images. Suffice to say, it all takes time
Lastly, we’ll also be sending a postcard – with one of Floro’s images, taken whilst our West Africa exploration – to absolutely everyone of you who helped us make the journey happen. We know it sounds clichéd, but we really could not have done it without your support. For that, we are truly thankful.
We’ll be right back at you shortly, with the pdf!
Big Love and thanks for your patience,
Helen & Florio
P.S. There is one image though, taken on the expedition, that we can guarantee will be in that PDF:
More choices from our on-line gallery collections:
More images available, please click here: Colour Collection
Update: October 22nd, 2012 – The Gambia, West Africa
Since we made our target on Kickstarter (thanks to all for their pledges!) a week or so ago, we’ve had numerous emails from people asking if it was too late for them to donate to the River Gambia Expedition, in exchange for Jason Florio’s fine art prints – either from his on-line gallery collections (shown above) or from an exclusive new series of images, from photographs he will take whilst we are on the journey, here in West Africa. Please see ‘Herouna and his white horse’ & ‘Kuntaur Wharf’ (below) – just two examples of the series of Florio’s fine art prints available in ‘an exchange’ from our last expedition in 2009 ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush‘
So, we have decided to extend ‘an exchange’ (thanks to all who are on board so far!), which pre-dated our Kickstarter campaign, but it basically works on the same principle: Jason Florio’s fine art prints in exchange for donations – and for a greatly reduced price then the prints would usually cost in the gallery.
‘An exchange’ special offer ends Feb 1st 2013
Here is how it works:
Please note: only donations over $100/£65 will be eligible for the prints
The more you donate, the bigger the print size will be – please see the following chart for donation amounts ans sizes:
Jason Florio’s limited edition, signed, River Gambia Expedition 2012 & on-line gallery B&W or Colour collection Prints – in exchange for donations of $100 / £65 +:
Donation Amounts: Print Sizes
$100 USD/ £65 GBP & over – you will get a 8″ x 10″ (gallery price – retails @ $175 / £115)
$250 USD / £160 GBP & over - you will get a 11″ x 14″
(gallery price – retails @ $500 / £325)
$600 USD / £400 GBP & over you will get a 16″ x 20″
(gallery price – retails @ $1,200/ £750)
$900 USD / £600 GBP & over you will get 24″ x 36″
(gallery price – retails @ $1,500 / £970)
$1,500 USD / £970 GBP & over you will get 30″ x 40″
(gallery – normal retail @ $2,500 / £1,700)
You don’t have $100/£65 + to spare? That’s all good too…because every penny and cent will get you some kind of reward. OK, it won’t get you one of Jason’s prints but every single person who donates, even with $25 USD/£16 GBP, will have their name, and/or your company website, linked, added to the blogroll list of thanks and on all our other social media sites (such as Twitter & FB). PLUS: Your name, or company name/website, written (in BOLD) on a piece of card, wood, fabric, the canoe paddles, if it comes to it – basically, whatever raw materials we can find when we’re down here in West Africa!
One of the expedition team will hold up the banner and a photograph will be taken – whether we are in the Fouta Djallon highlands or paddling through hippo-abundant waters Niokolo Koba National Park, Senegal, or standing on the historical Kunta Kinteh Island, in The Gambia – said photo will be posted onto the blog, twit-pic’d, Facebooked, Tumblr’d – the lot! (If you prefer not to be social media’ed, then that’s cool too – just let us know when you donate).
Something that looks like this: this could be your name/company name on this banner
To make your donations for ‘an exchange’ please go to PayPal (or, if you already have a PayPal account, you can simply click on the PayPal icon right here, to go directly to their website):
1. Sign into your account Or sign up – if you aren’t registered for PayPal you need to register an email address and password – it takes 2 minutes. You will then receive an email from PayPal asking you to confirm your account
2. Once logged in – from ‘my account’ page go to ’send money’ tab on the left of the top tool bar
3. Enter ‘who to’ – the expedition email address – : firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Enter Amount: scroll down for relevant currency
5. Choose ‘personal’ tab then ‘gift’ then ‘continue’
6. Check amount and then press ’send money’ tab
And that’s it! It takes but a few minutes. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com
Feel free to sign up for the blog if you would like to receive updates on the expedition (see right hand column ‘Follow us…please’)
Welcome on board and we look forward to bringing you more expedition news again soon!
The Florio’s (Helen & Flo)
If you want a quick ‘whats-it-all-about and how-can-I-help?’ – watch expedition photographer and co-leader: Jason Florio, on Vimeo: