Quick update from Kedougou, Senegal – off to Guinea and the Fouta Djallon tomorrow

Florio – ‘mapping the River Gambia Expedition route’ – with team mates, Ibu and Abdou and the Kelly Kettle = PG Tips!! Kedougou, Senegal, W Africa © Helen Jones-Florio

Monday 26th November – Kedougou, Senegal, West Africa

Apologies for yet another quick update but we are having power problems – “its all about the power” as Florio keeps reminding us: camera batteries, laptops, cell phones…Anyhoo, we are in Kedougou, ready to set off for the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea, in the morning. We’ll head for Labé, the capital of the Fouta, and then on to exactly why we are starting the River Gambia Expedition in Guinea: the source of the River Gambia where our expedition truly begins. Although, it’s been quite an adventure so far, in one way or another. We’ll fill you in on more of that when we can charge our laptops fully.

Plans are changing too – daily, it seems. One of our major plan changes is that our ‘trusty’ Senegalese guide has not obtained the permit we need to pass through Niokolo Koba National Park with our canoes – despite assuring us that he had, some weeks ago now. So, we have to make some hasty phone calls to the Director of National Parks of Senegal, in Dakar, and the Director of Niokolo Koba National Park, in Tambacunda to see if we can persuade them to let us paddle through the park. All whilst trekking for 200kms in the Fouta Djallon Highlands!

The River Gambia, Kedougou, Senegal, W Africa © Helen Jones-Florio

Florio has been taking photos here there and everywhere and, again, once we can get fully powered up, we’ll be posting some on the blog.

We’ll keep you posted on our Niokolo Koba National Park situation as and when…keep your fingers crossed for that permit for us please.

Juice is running low! More soon

The Florios (H & Flo)

P.S. remember, you that you can follow our trail on our YellowBrick blog – see where we are at, at all times, should you so desire.

click to go to YB site

 

 

The River Gambia Expedition team – together. At last! The Gambia, West Africa

Thursday 19th October 2012

This is how are day started: auto breakdown#1

Path for the course for the rest of the day! Sandele Eco Retreat, Kartong, The Gambia, West Africa. Image © Jason Florio

Once we got the motor started (putting fuel in helped somewhat), we made our way to the Senegambia area for a meeting at the American Embassy. A successful meeting at that, as they asked us if we would consider exhibiting the work from this forthcoming expedition, River Gambia Expedition, and from our 2009 walk around the Gambia – ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush’ = when we finish the journey. We’re really hoping we can work that out as it would be achieving something that we’ve dreamed about doing since the 2009 expedition. Fingers crossed!

And this is how the day went on, after we left the American Embassy (in the background): auto breakdown#2

Florio gets ready to push! Kairaba Ave, The Gambia, West Africa. Image © Helen Jones-Florio

The image speaks for itself! Kairaba Ave, The Gambia, West Africa. Image © Helen Jones-Florio

Once we got the motor started, again, we set off to meet with Abdou and Ebou - our Gambian team mates, in Kembujeh, a small village not too far from Brikama. We haven’t seen them in almost three years so, as you can imagine, it was an emotional greeting – from both sides – plus, Abdou and Florio (or ‘JC’, as they fondly call him all over the place here) have known each other for 15 plus years.

However, on route, we came across Africell (one of the local mobile/cell phone networks), on Kairaba Ave, who were holding special ‘Tobaski’ (the big annual Muslim festival – where 1000′s of goats and sheep are ritually slaughtered) competition – text to a certain number and your name could be picked out to get your free goat or sheep! When we went past earlier in the day this pen was crammed full of the fattened, four-legged – bleating-like ‘we-know-what’s-coming’ – mammals. Obviously, there had been a lot of winners.

‘Get your Tobaski goat here – be quick, mind you!’ Kairaba Ave, The Gambia, West Africa. Image © Helen Jones-Florio

There was one stop we just had to make, on route to Kembujeh to meet with our Gambia team mates, in the town of Brikama – to (completely) surprise an old friend.

Florio & Dr Sanyang, Brikama, The Gambia, West Africa. Image © Helen Jones-Florio

Dr Sanyang is a blog post (or several!) all on his own…so, we’ll leave that story for another time.

The River Gambia Team – 2012!!

The River Gambia Expedition Team – together, at last! L-R: Florio, Abdou, Helen & Ebou, Kembueh, The Gambia, West Africa

And, the surprise was all ours as Abdou’s lovely daughter, Ole – who we hung out with last time we were here (when she was about 14 years old) – appeared with her new baby. Ole seems such a young thing herself. Nevertheless, motherhood suits her so well.

Ole with babe (with proud Grandfather, Abdou, in the background), Kembujeh, The Gambia, West Africa. Image © Helen Jones-Florio

The day ended, just as it had started – auto breakdown#3

Abdou’s kids (and assorted other kids) help get the motor running! Kembujeh, The Gambia, West Africa. Image © Helen Jones-Florio

Despite all that, the kids are still smiling – as they always see to do here.

Kembujeh, The Gambia, West Africa.Image © Helen Jones-Florio

A full on day, in 90+ degree heat. But, it’s great to be back in The Gambia. It’s a place that we both love and, equally and individually, have a long history here. Plans are fully underway for leaving for Guinea – the start of our expedition proper.

We’ll be updating you with more news and photos very soon. So, we do hope you’ll stop by again and that you’ll enjoy the journey with us.

Fonyata domanding (see you later!).

The Florios

P.S. a thank you from us both (and the Sandele Eco Retreat cat!)

A message from Helen & Florio (and introducing the Sandele cat) – Sandele Eco Retreat, The Gambia, West Africa – Oct 17th 2012

Wed 10th October, 2012: River Gambia Expedition Update, Jason Florio’s fine art photography prints, and dug outs v Ally folding canoes!

Random road shots: The Alkalo (village chief), Dam Sallah, and the village elders come to meet the team – Kerr Sat Maram, The Gambia, West Africa
Image © Jason Florio
A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey

As mentioned in a previous post, we now have a leaving date for the River Gambia Expedition – we fly down to The Gambia, West Africa, next week – at last (16th October – thanks to Jenny and Matt and all at The Gambia Experience for their support and much needed excess baggage allowance!)! And, this is mainly due to everyone’s support – through both ‘An Exchange’ and ‘Kickstarter’.

Alkalo Dam Sallah, Kerr Sait Maram © Jason Florio – 2009

Since we reached our Kickstarter target the other day, we’ve had a number of emails asking if this means its too late the get hold of one of Jason Florio’s limited edition fine art photography prints – which will be taken from a series of images he will take whilst we are traversing over 1000km through Guinea, Senegal and The Gambia – trekking and canoeing – in and around the River Gambia?

In a word: No.

Firstly, the Kickstarter campaign does not end until the 15th October (so, you have 4 more days to pledge for ‘rewards’. Please see our KS page for all the details). Secondly, ‘An Exchange’ - here on the blog – will carry on until at least the 31st October (when the expedition proper will start – when we reach Guinea and the Fouta Djallon Highlands, to begin the first leg and 200km of trekking through that region). ‘An Exchange’ works pretty much like KS (except you donate through Paypal instead of KS/Amazon) – but, along with the forthcoming River Gambia Expedition series, you can also choose from Florio’s fine art gallery, from his Black & White and Colour Collection, of images he has taken, on his travels, from all over the world.

‘Angkor Wat 2′ – Cambodia. Image © Jason Florio (B/W)

We’re particularly looking forward to posting about our arrival into The Gambia, when we meet up with our local Gambian team mates, old friends and experienced river men, Abdou and Ebu. From then, we’ll be last minute prepping – including introducing ‘The Twins’ (our two 811 Ally 16.5′ folding Canoes) to Abdou and Ebu.

H & one of ‘The Twins’ – the 811 Ally 16.5′ folding canoe – practicing on the Basingstoke Canal, Surrey, UK (not quite the River Gambia but, hey…a girl’s gotta practice somewhere). Image © Jason Florio 2012

It will be interesting to see what they think of these super-light craft, compared to their heavy, low-on-the-water, tradition dug out canoes (‘pirogues’). We’ve had some experience over the years, in The Gambia, paddling dug-outs on the Mandina balong, through Makasutu Culture Forest – made from a hollowed tree trunk, they can be very heavy and unwieldy indeed. To us, our Ally canoes virtually glide across the surface of the water! However, watching Abdou and Ebu paddling in their dug-out, and the ease (and many years of experience) with which they maneuver it, they make it look as if they are floating above the surface of the water!! Each to their own…

More updates as and when.

As always, thanks for stopping by…we hope that you continue to follow us on our journey (if you don’t want to miss our updates, simply add your email address in the box, in the right hand column, ‘Follow us…please’ and verify)

The Florios (‘Flo’ & ‘H’)

P.S. And, remember, you can still pledge or donate for Florio’s fine art photography prints – either through ‘Kickstarter’ or ‘An Exchange’

Click on image – Deadline 15th Oct. 2012

Protronica on board – we are powered up for the River Gambia Expedition!!

We have been incredibly fortunate to have Rob Garner of Protonica to team up with us and our MacBook Pros for our River Gambia Expedition. Keeping our MacBooks powered up while weeks away from grid fed power has been a long conversation. Protronica supplies HyperJuice batteries – a compact and powerful answer to keep us juiced up deep into West Africa. Using our GoalZero solar panels we’ll be able feed HyperJuice batteries during the day while on the move, and have plenty of power to work on our images and words on the Macs at night. HyperJuice is the ONLY external battery and car charger solution that works with ALL MacBook®, MacBook Air® and MacBook Pro (supports dual voltage). Available in 4 different sizes (60~222Wh), the HyperJuice battery also powers the iPhone®, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and all other USB devices. Protonica has an array of great technology so please take a look at their site - Protronica

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Rob and Protonica for their generous support and techie advice!!

Jason & Helen

Jason Florio talks about the River Gambia Expedition and his fine art photography prints. Please click on image to view

A hare’s breath away from our target – and 9 days from flying down to West Africa for the River Gambia Expedition

Update: Sunday 7th October, 2012

We’ve had an overwhelming response to both our initial ‘An Exchange’ offer, here on the website (which is still running) and our most recent Kickstarter campaign (deadline is the 15th October), for our ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1000km source to sea African odyssey’.

Fisherman on the River Gambia, at Dusk, The Gambia, West Africa – Image © Jason Florio 2009

At the risk of repeating ourselves, we are both beyond humbled by everyone’s support and words of encouragement for our photography documentary expedition, down to West Africa, which will take us on over a 1000km journey – travelling by foot and canoes.

Following are just a few of the comments from some of our donors, from all over the globe, which have helped galvanize us over the months of planning – especially at times when we couldn’t see the wood for the trees (or the River Gambia for the woods on our maps!):

Robert ‘Rob’ Jones – Fort Myers, Florida, USA Robert ‘Rob’ Jones – Fort Myers, Florida, USA “Here’s a little help…I will be following your adventure. Be safe doing the good work. Your friend, Bob”

Thomas Donley – Photographer - New York, NY, USA. “I wish you and your entire team, very well. Here’s to great adventures!!! I look forward to the updates…Enjoy! Enjoy Enjoy!”

Claire & Glenn PottQueensland, AustraliaSounds like you will be having an amazing journey. We look forward to reading all your updates (before, during and after!). Good luck Jason and Helen. Sending lots of Aussie love and well wishes!”

Fiona Cullinan - Journalist – Birmingham, UK“Sounds like a wonderful expedition! Great to see you making it happen, despite the collapse in media budgets! Looking forward to seeing the reports and your new fine art photography collection (from the expedition)”

Andy NeedhamUNHCRNairobi, Kenya, East Africa.Hi Jason, Helen, stay clear of the crocs! Keep away from things with sharp teeth! All the best, Andy’

There are so many more, far too many to put in this one little post. However, you can check them out, if you so wish, on our BIG Love & Thanks page.

Florio ‘Is that an island, Jones, or is it a hippo?’ Image © Tyrone Florio

Thank you really doesn’t seem anywhere near adequate…however, we are extremely thankful and very, very grateful for all the support, and belief, in what we are about to embark on. Also, we just spoke with our Gambian team mates, Abdou and Ebu, over Skype, in The Gambia, this morning and they are as excited as we are, to get down to Guinea, to begin the expedition proper.

The River Gambia Expedition Route Map

Now…we just have to beat our Kickstarter target by the 15th October – otherwise they don’t release the funds! We’re nearly there though…so, if you have couple of dollars/pounds/yen/pesos/krone/moolah to spare, there will be rewards for all.

Click on image to support our KS page-Deadline 15th Oct. 2012

Huge thanks to everyone!

Florio & Helen x

 

Our River Gambia Expedition leaving date is set! Thanks to The Gambia Experience for their support

At last!! We have a leaving date, to fly down to The Gambia, West Africa, to begin final preparations for our ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1000km source to sea African odyssey‘. 16th October is the date. And, it’s with BIG thanks to The Gambia Experience (and Serenity Holidays) for their continued support (GE also generously donated flights for our 2009 Gambia expedition). And, a special shout out to Jenny Adams, PR guru, and Matt Smith, The Gambia Blog , wordsmith extraordinaire – our main contacts at GE – for their continuous support. You guys truly do rock!

Fisherman on the River Gambia, at Dusk – Image © Jason Florio 2009

We’ll fly into Banjul’s Yundum International Airport and then spend around two weeks, last minute prepping with our Gambian team mates, Abdou and Ibu – meet the expedition 2012 team. From there, we will overland to Guinea, with the canoes, camera and camping gear. Leaving the bulk of our gear with a friend, the four of us – along with a local Guinean guide/fixer – we’ll pay homage to the source of the River Gambia and then begin trekking for 200 miles in the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea, keeping as near to the river as we can. We’ll be staying in local villages, with the aim to document – through photography and video – the way of life of the people we meet along the way; with their permission, of course. After which, we’ll collect our canoes and get paddling!

That’s the plan so far…you’ll have to stick with us to get the updates, as events unfold. However, we just know, from experience, that we’ll definitely be meeting some interesting folks on this journey:

‘Ensa’ – young Gambian guide, holding cow head’ (slaughtered for ‘coming of age’ celebrations), in Myork, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio, 2008

If you’d like to get one of expedition co-leader and award-winning photographer, Jason Florio’s, limited edition fine art photography prints from the River Gambia Expedition (or Florio’s on-line gallery), then check out our Kickstarter campaign – deadline 15th October 2012.

To find out why we are doing this documentary photography expedition, please click here.

We hope you enjoy the journey with us – we’ll be posting updates and images, on a regular basis, from trekking in the highlands and paddling down the River Gambia – thanks to our trusty YB3 Global Tracking Device from Yellowbrick™!

The Florios (Helen & Flo’)

19 days to go!! Please click on the image to view details

Press: Chatterbox Enterprises – Louisa Jane Curtis

Thanks to fellow Brit (and our New York neighbour), Louisa Jane Curtis, for the recent plug on her Chatterbox blog – which will also go into the newsletter early October – regarding our Kickstarter Campaign for the ‘River Gambia Expedition-1000km source to sea African odyssey

‘Photographer Jason Florio, and his wife Helen will be departing for Africa on October 16th, and their River Gambia Expedition 2012. I, for one, wish them both all the very best because I know how much this expedition means to them. So be sure to travel safely and bring back some stunning images, which I know you will. But hold on – they still need your help, and Jason is offering his fine art photography prints in exchange for your support!’ Louisa/Chatterbox

BIG thanks, Louisa!!

Flo & Hxx

20 days to go!! Please click on the image to view details

 

Dream boats…folding Canadian canoe…anyone? We just need ONE more. Can you help?

Jason Florio – Photographer and River Gambia Expedition Co-Leader model’s our new Ally Canoe (by Bergan’s of Norway)…beautifully. Image © Helen Jones-Florio

NEWSFLASH! 21st Aug 2012: we now are the proud owners of 1 x 811 16.5′ Ally Folding Canoe – BIG thanks to Tamarack Outdoors, UK, for facilitating a deal with Bergan’s of Norway (who make the expedition-style beauties). Now…we just need one more…read on…

OK…as sad as this sounds, over the last few months, Florio and I spent an inordinate amount of time daydreaming about the ideal canoes for our ‘River Gambia Expedition 2012 – 1000km source to sea African odyssey’. They have to be folding – as there will be times when we will need to portage all our camping and camera gear and the canoes, where the River Gambia is impassable – on our journey through the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea, on into Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal, and then finally into The Gambia. The canoes need to be lightweight, shock-absorbable (is that an actual word? Anyhooo, we need to know that if we, say, accidentally bump into the odd hippo – out of 6,000 of ‘em! in Niokolo, the craft won’t fall apart on impact!), flexible, insulated, have a high-load capacity, anatomic seats would be nice and, most importantly, easier (and quicker) to assemble then a Ikea PAX wardrobe. Oh…and they need to be about 17ft-18ft long – to fit 2-3 passengers (for when we pick up guides, and the odd armed guard, along the way). Colour – optional. Personally though, I’m partial to green or red.

Lastly, we need two one more of the things. Actually, (Bergan’s of) Norway and a little place in New Hampshire (PakBoats), USA, produce some beautiful crafts that fit our criteria perfectly.

Route Map – River Gambia Expedition 2012-1000km source to sea African odyssey

If there is anyone out there who might be able to help us with sponsorship for two one more canoe, please check out the ‘An Exchange’ page for more information. We also have a pdf of how we publicize all the product sponsors we have on board (pun most definitely intended). We have some fantastically generous product donators with us, so far.

OK…back to dream boats.

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 expedition:

Vimeo: Multi award-winning photographer, Jason Florio, talks about the River Gambia Expedition 2012 -’An Exchange/Fine Art Prints

Please click on above image to view video

‘The River Gambia Expedition 2012 – 1000km source-sea African odyssey’

1 river. 2 borders. 3 countries

Guinea-Senegal-The Gambia, West Africa

Paddles in the water by early October 2012

Some of you know that Helen and I are heading to West Africa in October, on an expedition to document the people and culture along the length of one of Africa’s last free flowing major rivers – The River Gambia. We will be traveling by canoe and foot over 1000km (2-3 months) from the river’s source in the highlands of Guinea, through Senegal and finally to where it meets the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of The Republic of The Gambia.

Plans are afoot to dam the river. Although this will bring electricity to the region, it will also create massive changes in the lives of displaced communities, and to the diverse eco-systems that the river supports, including the Niokolo Koba national park- a World Heritage site already suffering from under-funding and poachers. The region is also experiencing ‘urban drift’ – young people leaving village life for economic possibilities in larger towns, as well as the USA and Europe, resulting in the loss of traditional culture and practices.

We aim to create visual and written documents to be used as educational tools (traveling exhibition, talks, web, print media) to bring better awareness, appreciation and understanding of the diverse cultures, societies and traditions of the communities who live and work along the meandering course of the river. By using canoes and hiking we also hope to encourage lo-impact travel in the promotion of cultural exchange.

We have some great sponsors and partners onboard already for the expedition, but with so many major photographic based endeavors these days, it’s very difficult to get the media to commit to assigning such longer term stories, and secure timely grant funding.

We have partnered again with The Gambia Experience andDPx Gear, and have new collaborators, including YellowBrick, Overboard, SteriPen, Peli Cases, GoPro Cameras, OpenCast, Tamarack Outdoors, and Bergen Ally canoes, Teva and GoalZero.

BUT – here is where we would love to get you involved. We need hard cash to cover an additional $9000 USD for on-the-ground expenses including salaries and gear for our West African team members, guides, porters, security/park rangers, accommodation, food, insurance, medical emergencies, support transport, satellite communications….. as of today we have raised 25% of our goal !!

We are not looking for handouts, but as we did with our 2009 expedition, we will be giving limited edition fine art prints from photographs I take on the expedition in exchange for your financial support.

The portraits I made on our 2009 expedition, and given to supporters were awarded International Photography Award’s, 2010 – ‘People Photographer of the Year.’

‘Herouna with his horse’ The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio 2009

Thanks to YellowBrick you will be able to follow us on an online map that will ping our location daily, as well as allow us to update our blog / Facebook. You will even be able to send us text messages to see how your Dollars/Euros/Pounds are being used to support the expedition along the way.

To see press that the River Gambia Expedition 2012 has garnered so far, please visit the blog via this link ‘Meet the Press’

OK – Now here is the easy bit. Please take a moment and click ‘HERE’ to see how to become a supporter of the expedition and decide which size print will fit perfectly on your wall in exchange for your support.

We need to get all the funding in place by October 1st 2012

As an added incentive for all of you who donate over $100 by August 31st you will not only receive the limited edition expedition print, but we’ll also put your name in the hat for our August 31st ‘Print Draw’ – for a limited edition fine art 16 x20 inch print ($1500 gallery price).

But for just $25 you can have a chance to participate in our August ‘Print Draw’ too ! Click ‘HERE’ to see the images and how to get your name in the hat.

Please drop us a line with any questions about the prints, gear sponsorship, and media or about any other way you would like to get involved.

Many thanks for taking the time to explore what we are doing – we hope you will become part of our expedition support team …

…even if it is from your armchair!

Jason and Helen

Meet the River Gambia Expedition Team

Contact: Jason Florio florio@floriophoto.com www.floriophoto.com

helen.jones@floriophoto.com for Product Sponsorship

How the hell do you deal with 6,000+ hippo’s?! Any first hand experience, anyone? Advice and comments left on the blog will be much appreciated!

Lake Baringo,Kenya, East Africa. Image Jason Florio for AFAR Magazine

Update: Philip Harwood ‘Canoeing the Congo’left us a message the other day, via Explorers Connect with his experience on dealing with hippos: “Hippos … All the obvious stuff. The locals on the Congo always just stopped, and waited till the hippos moved. If they didn’t move, they slowly move around. Selecting campsites is always a big thing, the less cover the better, that way you wont surprise them. Rocky areas are also good to camp, hippos don’t do well on rocks. Stopping for a pee or poo I found dodgy, cos i often found myself surrounded by hippo prints as I squatted! Have a great trip, and if you dont get eaten by a hippo, let me know how you get on”

Thanks Philip – particularly on the loo issues!!

‘The River Gambia Expedition 2012 – 1000km source-sea African odyssey’

The Journey – 1 river. 2 borders. 3 countries – Guinea-Senegal-The Gambia, West Africa

Paddles in the water: early October 2012

During our journey, we’ll be traveling by canoe and foot – thereby maintaining a low carbon footprint/environmental impact – through the homelands of several West Africa tribes – beginning at the source of the River Gambia, where it trickles out of the Fouta Djallon highlands of Guinea. We’ll then cross over the border into Senegal, to canoe and trek through Niokolo Koba National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and finally into The Republic of the Gambia – following the same course as the early gold and slave traders had done century’s ago – to the 10km wide mouth of the river, where it opens into the Atlantic Ocean after over a 1000km journey.

We’ll collect – through multiple medias: visual/written/audio – stories documenting the lives and cultures of the indigenous people, who live and work along the course of the River Gambia.

Although we will undoubtedly encounter hippo’s all along our route, both on the river and the land, Niokolo Koba National Park is particularly abundant with hippo’s – an estimated 6,000 of the beasts!! And, we’ll be on the river, in there for around 200km’s – trying to dodge them/not bump into them/paddle over them – thus, avoiding pissing them off!!

Tanzania. Image © Jason Florio

In a recent interview with Matt Smith for The Gambia Blog, the question that is always prevalent in our thoughts was asked:

TGB: And lastly, what do you intend to do about all those hippos?!

Helen: ‘Slap the canoe paddles – as rapidly and as hard as possible – on the surface of the water, whenever we you see a hippo fully submerging!’ paraphrasing Richard Grant, adventurer and author of ‘Crazy River’, who I went to hear his reading of said book in New York a couple of months back. Apparently, the vibrations scare them away. Who knew. I keep (half) joking with Florio “can’t we just attach mechanical paddles to the canoes which, at the flick of a switch, beat the bloody water hard and fast?!! Either that, or have an outboard engine attached for a quick smart getaway!”

We’ve been strongly advised to take an armed guard with us, from someone who lived in the park for over 7 years, through the park – not to shoot the hippo’s, we hasten to add…more to deter them (and the poachers – but that another story). We will heed this advice. But, if anyone out there has another other advice or experience with hippo’s, aside from beating the water really hard with the paddles, please leave your comments below.

They will be extremely appreciated!

Many thanks

The Florios – River Gambia Expedition 2012 Co-leaders

Please click image – below – to watch Jason Florio talk about the expedition and the fine art photography prints he will be making on the journey (and how you can own one!)