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Jason Florio – Photographer & Filmmaker

Jason Florio photographer and filmmaker website opnener

 

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Jason Florio, photographer and filmmaker, originally from London, based from NYC for 18 years before relocating to The Gambia, West Africa, in 2013. Currently, living in Malta.

His focus has been towards under-reported stories about people living on the margins of society and human rights. His work has been recognised with a number of awards, including The Magnum Photography Award 2017 for his work on migration.

Bangladeshi and Pakistani migrants wait to be evacuated from the fetid hold of a smuggler’s boat off the coast of Libya. © Jason Florio/MOAS. Photojournalism Series Winner, Magnum Photography Awards 2017.

Bangladeshi and Pakistani migrants wait to be evacuated from the fetid hold of a smuggler’s boat off the coast of Libya. © Jason Florio/MOAS. Photojournalism Series Winner, Magnum Photography Awards 2017.

He has produced images and documentaries for clients including The New York Times, Smithsonian, IRIN News, The New Yorker, Men’s, Journal, Outside, Bloomberg, Geographical, MIT Technology Review, PepsiCo, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International HIV/Aids Alliance, United Purpose, and the World Bank. He is a contributing editor for the Virginia Quarterly Review. – See more in ‘About‘ & ‘Press‘ on Florio’s website.

Currently, Florio is working on a long-term portrait project – The Gambia – Torture, Abuse, and Dissent

'Victims of Jammeh' The Gambia, West Africa - portraits by Jason Florio

‘Victims of Jammeh’ The Gambia, West Africa – portraits by Jason Florio

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November 2018

Available for assignments, worldwide

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Makasutu – fine art photography prints by Jason Florio

'Abdou with Rescued Crocodile' fine art prints © Jason Florio

‘Abdou with Rescued Crocodile’, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio

‘Makasutu-mecca in the forest

multi-award-winning black and white portraits by Jason Florio

‘With little command of the local language, I could only but ask my subjects to stand and look directly into the lens. With little direction on my part, I found that the subjects in front of the camera would become silently quizzical of themselves and how they wanted to be portrayed. I returned every year to Makasutu, up until 2010…’ Jason Florio
Makasutu portraits - 'Painted Face' - coming of age ceremonies, The Gambia, West Africa ©Jason Florio

‘Painted Face’ – coming of age ceremonies, The Gambia, West Africa ©Jason Florio

Makasutu Portraits

Limited edition photography prints are available to purchase from helenjonesflorio.com gallery. For prices, editions, sizes, shipping, please visit ‘Print Orders‘ page on the gallery site.

Makasutu portraits - Ismaila on his horse, Jumpex - The Gambia, West Africa ©Jason Florio

Ismaila on his horse, Jumpex – The Gambia, West Africa ©Jason Florio

View the whole ‘Makasutu’ series of portraits at helenjonesflorio.com. Please feel free to contact us with any queries.

Also, available

 ‘World at a Glance’

color photography prints by Jason Florio

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September-October 2018

Currently covering Europe and Africa

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#ThrowBackWednesday: Moto taxi rider, Ebu, Mali Ville, Fouta Djallon ©Jason Florio

Moto taxi rider, Ebu, Mali Ville, Fouta Djallon Highlands, Guinea-Conakry © Jason Florio photography

Moto taxi rider, Ebu, Mali Ville, Fouta Djallon Highlands © Jason Florio

River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey

All images © Jason Florio

River Gambia map - source-sea

River Gambia map – source-sea

‘”It will be cheaper than taking the vehicle!” said Florio – pulling at our over-stretched  budget purse-strings – that clinched the deal!…Ebu, very convincingly, stated: “Come, we go now, now!… We will get to Kedougou in two hours… and I will also return tonight, to Mali, with a passenger from Kedougou too!”.  In actual fact, we would not reach Kedougou until 10pm that evening! If we had had even a hint that we would be on the back of those motorcycles for almost nine spine-juddering hours, not one of us would have been smiling, and joking, half as much as we did when we set off!’ Words by Helen Jones-Florio / River Gambia Expedition.

See/read more:

Moto-taxi rides down the mountains of the Fouta Djallon, River Gambia Expedition.

River Gambia Expedition

A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – 930km African odyssey

Silafando – a gift to you on behalf of my journey

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September 2018

Currently covering Europe and Africa

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NGO photography and film © Jason Florio

Image ©Jason Florio for Village Aid / United Purpose NGO - - seed trials in rural Senegal

Image ©Jason Florio for Village Aid / United Purpose NGO – seed trials in rural Senegal for Village Aid / United Purpose

NGO photography film – Jason Florio

NGO photography film : 'Alieu' Hygiene in The Gambia, West Africa ©Jason Florio for United Purpose

‘Alieu’ ‘Tippy Tappy’ Hygiene in The Gambia, West Africa ©Jason Florio for United Purpose.

NGO photography film – Jason Florio

‘A Blossom Pink World’ Transgender in Guyana – a short film for International HIV/AIDS Alliance ©Jason Florio  / Zane Dedlow.

See more of Jason Florio’s work for NGO’s on his website.

 

UNICEF-SAACID wet feeding program in Mogadishu - Image © Jason Florio

UNICEFSAACID wet feeding program in Mogadishu – Image © Jason Florio

August 2018

Currently in Malta – covering Europe and Africa

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