Trunk Magazine – Society of Publication Designers’ Magazine of the Year Awards Gala. We received the silver medal for distinctive achievement in photography in the category of travel, food, and still life for “There and Back Again,” Jason Florio‘s portrait series of Gambian chieftains.
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December 2012/January 2013
“There and Back Again” is Trunk’s longest layout yet. 18 pages of breathtaking portraits of chieftains (or alkalos) from the numerous Gambian villages that photographer Jason Florio visited on his circumnavigation (by foot!) of the country. We would’ve run the article even longer, but needed to fit all of our must-read stories into the issue…’David Ciconni – Creative Director and Founder - TRUNK
‘Gambia’ – Trunk Magazine
‘Down the Gambia’
By Will Grant for DPxGear.com blog
A PR company, Chard International, representing the Australian National Opera, contacted us a few months back to ask if they could use one of Florio’s Makasutu portraits – from a series he had taken over a 12 year period when in The Gambia – to advertise the opera ‘Otello’. They ended up choosing the portrait of the ‘Oyster Man’
International Photography Awards (IPA’s) 2012: We were very happy to hear the news that photographer and expedition co-leader, Jason Florio, had received and honorable mention, in the ‘Culture Category’, for his beautiful portraits of the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico (taken whilst on assignment for Newsweek early this year). In the 2010 IPA’s, Florio won the ‘People-Fine Art Category’ for his portraits of Gambian village chiefs and elders, which he took whilst on our 2009 expedition: ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey’
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‘Invest in an Expedition, Art and Travel Journalism’‘I met Jason Florio (‘Flo’) on a trip to The Gambia in 2007, while covering an eco tourism story for the Independent on Sunday…’ Read Fiona Cullinan’s article here
The Gambia Blog: please click on the image below to view the article
Stellazine – please click on the image to read the full article
‘The Gambia Blog – sharing over 25 years of experience in The Gambia’ – Matt Smith’s interview with us, about the ‘River Gambia Expedition 2012 – 1000km source to sea African odyssey’
Travel Africa Magazine - Summer Edition 2012 – 9 pages of Jason Florio’s award-winning portraits of Gambian village chiefs and elders. Taken whilst on ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey’ in West Africa.
We’re excited to be guest bloggers on Africa Geographic Safari Interactive Magazine:
Outside Magazine’s Adventure Lab-Expedition Watch – Interview with Joe Spring: The River Gambia, From Source to Sea – July 2012
Px3 (Prix de la Photographie, Paris) 2012 – Silver Medal: Portraiture – Jason Florio – ‘Silafando’ - chiefs and elders, The Gambia, West Africa
Black & White Spider Awards 2012 – Jason Florio – USA
3rd Place – Honor of Distinction “Abdou with rescued crocodile”
Press, Exhibitions, Awards. Presentations from the 2009 Expedition: ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey’