Jan 24, 2011


Jason Florio is a NYC based photographer and writer from London
For the past 10 years he has worked as a freelance photojournalist around the globe for publications including The New Yorker, New York Times, Outside, Liberation and The Times of London, working on stories that attempt to reveal the unseen and to provide an alternative point of view on people and places.

Whether it’s bat hunting in Suriname or searching for pirates in Somalia he is most at home away from home and immersed in a story.
Florio spent 3 months of 2009 making a 930 km expedition by foot of The Gambia, West Africa to produce a series of portraits of African chiefs for which in part he was given fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society in London. The Gambia has been a place Florio regularly returns to. For the past 12 years he has made yearly trips there to work on a long term large format portrait project of the people that live in and around a sacred forest there called Makasut.
Below are some of his images. They are so striking and each one tells an amazing story. I would love to have one of these images on my wall!You can explore more of his amazing work HERE.

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