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June 2014

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February 2014

December 2013

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Slate Magazine – December 2013 – read full feature here

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ONE – Join the fight against extreme poverty -co-founded by Bono   images © Jason Florio ‘River Gambia’ Please click here or on the image to read article

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Cover shot © Jason Florio ‘River Gambia

November 2013

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GUP Magazine ‘Silafando’ © Jason Florio

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‘Silafando’ © Jason Florio - Gambian chiefs and elders, from our 2009 ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush’ expedition. Exhibiting at Athens Photo Festival 2013

October 2013

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September 2013

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Yahoo News – Photoville 2013 - image © Jason Florio

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The Gothamist at Photoville 2013 – Image © Jason Florio ‘Hawa’ rice cutter, The Gambia – from the ‘River Gambia’ series

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aCurator - ‘River Gambia’ Images © Jason Florio
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Photoville, Brooklyn, NY – Sept 19-29, 2013

August 2013

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Screen Shot 2013-08-08 at 8.55.02 AMNational Geographic Photo Contest 2013 – Travel Portraits—Week 12 Gallery/Editors choice: Jason Florio

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BBC News: From the source to mouth, the River Gambia

July 2013

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‘Jason Florio’s Stories’ – Life Force Magazine, July 2013

June 2013

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Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY – ‘Equus’ opening reception: June 19th, 2013

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Jason Florio’s portraits of horses at the Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, exhibition – opening reception

May 2013

Screen Shot 2013-05-13 at 10.07.36 AMTrunk 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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The War Diaries – Guinea to Gambia the Hard Way

April 2013

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May 14th, 2013 – Foto Care, NYC: Slideshow Presentation with Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio. Read an interview with Jason Florio on FotoBlog

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VQR – ‘Life on the River Gambia‘. Images © Jason Florio

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Virginia Quarterly Review – ‘Life on the River Gambia’

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Dangerous Mag – The follow up: ‘Down the Gambia’ - Interview with Will Grant

March 2013

Rush Arts flier

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National Geographic Weekend radio – Boyd Matson interviews Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio

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Click here or above image to view gallery. Images © Jason Florio

February 2013

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Podcast: Jason Florio on the One Hour Photo Show – click here or on above image to listen to the podcast

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One Hour Photo Show – Wed 20th Feb – 1pm EST

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December 2012/January 2013

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Trunk Magazine – “There and Back Again’ Images © Jason Florio

“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

November/December 2012

‘Gambia’ – Trunk Magazine

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‘Down the Gambia’

By Will Grant for DPxGear.com blog

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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’

October 2012

Please click on image to read interview with Jason Florio

September 2012

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Chatterbox Blog – Louisa Jane Curtis

International Photography Awards 2012 ‘Honorable Mention’ : Jason Florio – ‘Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’

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’

IPA’s 2010: Jason Florio – First Place ‘People/Fine Art’ Category

IPA 2010 First Place – People/Fine Art Category: Image © Jason Florio 2009. Chief Landing Jammeh – one of the award-winning fine art photography prints – available in ‘An Exchange’ (donations of $100 +) to our donors from the 2009 expedition.

August 2012

Let’s Be Wild – An Adventure Travel Magazine
The ultimate destination for travelers, adventurers, and those suffering from severe cases of wanderlust and adrenaline deficiency.

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Tourist Vs Traveller – Fiona Cullinan

‘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

July 2012:

The Gambia Blogsharing 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.

Travel Africa Magazine – Award-winning portraits of Gambian village chiefs and elders © Jason Florio

Travel Africa Magazine – Award-winning portraits of Gambian village chiefs and elders © Jason Florio

We’re excited to be guest bloggers on Africa Geographic Safari Interactive Magazine:

Africa Geographic Safari Interactive Magazine

Africa Geographic Safari Interactive Magazine


Jason Florio photographs Abdou with rescued crocodile – The Gambia, West Africa

Abdou with rescued croc © Jason Florio

‘Abdou with rescued crocodile’ – The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio

Outside Magazine’s Adventure Lab-Expedition Watch – Interview with Joe Spring: The River Gambia, From Source to Sea – July 2012

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Outside Magazine’s – Adventure Lab
Expedition Watch: The River Gambia, From Source to Sea – July 2012

June 2012:

Px3 (Prix de la Photographie, Paris) 2012 – Silver Medal: Portraiture – Jason Florio – ‘Silafando’ - chiefs and elders, The Gambia, West Africa

Px3 2012 - Prix de la Photographie, Paris

Px3 Awards 2012 - Jason Florio 'Portraiture/Culture'

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”

Black & White Spider Awards 2012

Black & White Spider Awards 2012 – Jason Florio – USA
3rd Place – Honor of Distinction “Abdou with rescued crocodile” – From the ‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest‘ series of portraits

Press, Exhibitions, Awards. Presentations from the 2009 Expedition: ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey’

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