Photoville, NY, 2013 – countdown to opening night and the first exhibition of ‘River Gambia’ images by Jason Florio

 

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UPDATE: Monday 16th September 2013

Thursday 19th September and we will be opening our shipping container doors to the public, at Photoville, to exhibit - for the first time‘River Gambia‘ presented by the Virginia Quarterly Review: images by Jason Florio and curated by Helen Jones-Florio. The fruits of our recent West African journey, in November 2012-January 2013 – ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey‘ – that took us through three countries: over-landing in beat up 4×4′s, up and down mountains on the backs of motorcycles, and dodging pissed-off hippos as we canoed the mighty River Gambia!

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Men from the Fula tribe swim their horses across River Gambia next to a local ferry at the village of Karantaba where the famous Scottish explorer, Mungo Park set off for two of his journeys 200 years ago in search of the Niger river. Image © Jason Florio

We’re also finalizing an edit of an exclusive-to-Photoville footage which we both shot whilst our River Gambia journey. And…we will be offering stupendous deals on a couple of Jason Florio’s fine art photography prints – for the duration of Photoville only. There will be limited stock available. So, first come, first served!

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‘Boy in the Mask’ © Jason Florio – will be available to purchase at a special ‘Photoville only’ price

Again, its with huge thanks to VQR for their support of the ‘River Gambia’ body of work – they ran a lengthy feature in the Spring 2013 edition of the journal.

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Thank you, VQR!!

If you are in New York between the 19-29th September, please stop by and say ‘hello’ to us. There promises to be some phenomenal exhibitions going on, over the two long weekends, along with workshops, talks, screenings…check out the Photoville schedule page. However, to name but a few which we personally can’t wait to see: aCurator presents Jim Mortram’s ‘Small Town Inertia‘ ; Chris Hondros Fund presents ‘Liberia: Remembering‘; PDN presents ‘The Great Outdoors‘; Indie Photobook Library presents ‘A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st Century Photobooks‘…and aCurator panel, presented and moderated by Julie Grahame and Stella KramerPersonal Projects, Long Term Commitment‘; Andy Adams/Flak Photo ‘On-line Photographic Thinking‘; ‘Collecting Photography‘ panel…and, and, and…way too many more to mention!

We’re excited!! You’d be mad to miss Photoville!!

The Florios (H & Flo)

PRESS: ‘Wings’ Arik Airlines inflight magazine – ‘Inside Treck’ the best pain au chocolate in NYC & West Africa expeditions!

01 Sep 2012

New York’s best pain au chocolat, a Gambian river adventure and Mali jazz – travel industry insiders reveal their favourite things on the planet

Words Hannah Thompson

Ever wonder how some people seem to travel without a fuss, know exactly where’s hot before the rest of the world’s heard of it and collect the kind of rarefied memories the rest of us only dream of? Wings has found the intrepid blogger, hotelier, photographer and tour operator who have made travel their trade and the little-known corners of the globe their office – We’ve asked them for their expert advice on how and where to travel.

Interview with River Gambia Expedition co-leader and photographer, Jason Florio:

Q: Where will the next stamp in your passport be from?

JF: ‘The Gambia. My wife and I are going to make a 1,130km photography expedition following the course of the River Gambia from its source in the Fouta Djallon highlands of Guinea, through the Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal and back through The Gambia to the Atlantic. rivergambiaexpedition2012.wordpress.com’

To read the full interview, please click here