Jason Florio – Abdou Ndong With Rescued Crocodile

Abdou Ndong With Rescued Crocodile - 2007

Serrer tribe fisherman Abdou Ndong photographed with a rescued crocodile destined for the illegal bush meat trade in West Africa, 2007.

Awards: Black and White Spotlight Award - 2009

Jason Florio (b. 1965, England) is a NYC-based photographer and writer from London. For the past 12 years he has worked as a freelance photojournalist around the globe for publications including The New Yorker, New York Times, Outside, Libération and The Times of London. He was one of the last photographers in Afghanistan to photograph the anti-Taliban commander Ahmed Shah Massoud. Along with his wife, photography producer, Helen Jones-Florio, he made 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. He was awarded the Joy of Giving Something grant in 2004 to produce the first ever assigned story for Aperture in their 50 year history, called ‘This is Libya’, now part of the permanent collection of The Forward Thinking Museum. His work on Afghanistan is in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, as well as a number of private collections.

  • Px3 Gold Medal - Photojournalism - War - 2011
  • Px3 Bronze Medal People's Choice Award - 2010
  • Lucie’s- International Photography Awards - over all winner 'People' category - 2010
  • International Photography Awards - 1st place 'People : Culture' category - 2010
  • Forward Thinking Museum - winner of the 2nd Quarter Photography Contest - 2010
  • NY Photo Festival, Honorary Mention - fine art - 2010
  • CDS/Daylight Awards, Honorary Mention - Project Prize - 2010
  • Center, Review Santa Fe - Nominee - 2009
  • Black and White magazine - Spot Light Award - 2009
    Museums collections
  • Permanent collection of the Huai’an Museum of Art, China
  • Permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
  • Permanent collection of Forward Thinking Museum, NY
  • Permanent collection of The Haggerty Museum, Milwaukee, USA

Book: Makasutu – 'Mecca in the Forest', Blurb, 2009.



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