Big thanks to aCurator for featuring Jason Florio’s ‘River Gambia’ series – just in time for Photoville, NY, 2013 opening

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Portrait of Bakary Dabo, the Alkalo of Diagabu Tenda © Jason Florio

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L – Alkalo (village chief) of Karantaba preparing his fishing net in the River Gambia.
R – A young boy with a dead fish and net at the village of Karantaba, The Gambia. © Jason Florio

NEW PRESS:  thanks to Julie Grahame / aCurator for featuring Florio’s ‘River Gambia’ images – and for a great edit.

We’ll be exhibiting many of the images featured, and more, from the series at Photoville, Brooklyn, NY – a photo destination and pop-up village‘ opening this week : Thursday 19th – 4-10pm – running until 29th September.

We hope you can make it!

The Florios (H & Flo)

Thanks to Virginia Quarterly Review for their support

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Julie Grahame / aCurator – thanks for the support and the donation!

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Thanks Jools! You rock ‘n’ roll the on-line, full-screen images, photography magazine world!H & Flo xxx

Previous press: “I’m not sure how Jason found time to put together a photography book, in between walking the Gambia with a large format camera and going on a 50,000 mile round-the-world assignment, but… he has and ‘Makasutu – Mecca in the Forest‘ looks fabulous” Julie Grahame - aCurator”

Please click on the image below to watch Jason Florio as he explains how you can own one of his fine art photography prints, from a series of images he will take whilst on the River Gambia Expedition 2012:

Looking back – the West Africa connection: Jason Florio’s book ‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest’ featured on aCurator Magazine

Makasutu - Jason Florio (Blurb)

‘Makasutu’ – a series of award-winning black and white portraits of the people who live and work around a sacred forest ‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest’, The Gambia, West Africa – taken over a period of 12 years – by Jason Florio

Jason Florio ‘Makasutu’ I’m not sure how Jason found time to put together a photography book, in between walking the Gambia with a large format camera and going on a 50,000 mile round-the-world assignment, but… he has and “Makasutu – Mecca in the Forest” looks fabulous.‘ Julie Grahame – aCurator

Ensa & Ismaila - Makasutu portraits by Jason Florio

L-R: Ismaila Denba – young Gambian boat captain blowing cigarette smoke from his nose & *Ensa – young Gambian, guide, holding cow head (slaughtered for ‘coming of age’ celebrations), Myork village, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio
*Ensa: In the permanent collection of The Haggerty Museum of Art (Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA)

Over the last few years, (Jason) Florio’s 12-year project of black and white portraits - ‘Makasutu’ - and the color portraits of village chiefs and elders - ‘Silafando’ – from our ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey’ expedition in 2009, have received remarkable attention: press, solo exhibitions, museum acquisitions, and awards. And they continue to receive recognition – the ‘Silafando’ portraits are just about to appear in Travel Africa Magazine’s next edition (on the shelves imminently!)

To help you, the perusers of our humble blog, better understand the strong connection we have towards Africa – West Africa in particular, it seems – leading up to the River Gambia Expedition 2012 (paddles in the water early October – Insh’Allah) every so often, we will feature some of the past press, awards etc., here on the blog.

We hope you enjoy dipping your toes into the past with us.

Abraka baci (thank you – in Mandinka)

The Florios

Please click on the image below to watch Jason Florio as he explains how you can own one of his fine art photography prints, from a series of images he will take whilst on the River Gambia Expedition 2012: