Jason Florio

Jason Florio is a freelance photographer based in New York City. He has worked around the world for publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Men’s Journal, Outside Magazine, and is a regular contributor to the Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR). His focus has been on under reported stories about people living on the margins of society and in places of conflict. His work has been recognized with a number of international awards, including The International Photography Awards – ‘People Photographer of the Year’ 2010, PX3 Gold Medal – ‘War’ 2011, and the VQR – ‘Prize for Photography’, 2013. He was the first recipient of the JGS/Aperture Foundation grant to produce Aperture’s first ever assigned story, ‘This is Libya’. His work has been exhibited in solo presentations in the USA, Europe and China and is in a number of museum collections. Florio is a proud Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Jason Florio

River Gambia: A 1044km African Odyssey

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

When photographer Jason Florio got word that plans were afoot to create a massive hydro-electric dam on the River Gambia – one of Africa’s last free-flowing major rivers – he knew he wanted to attempt to follow the river’s course, before the natural flow was choked. Conservationists fear the dam will have massive environmental impact on many communities, as well as wildlife that rely on the natural flow and seasonal rise and fall of the water.


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