Grants & Funding

Direct Appeal

August 2, 2010

By Conor Risch

© Jason Florio

During a walking circumnavigation of The Gambia, West Africa, Jason Florio shot portraits of chiefs and other elders in rural villages. Florio then sent prints of the portraits as a gift to those who had donated money to support the project.

It’s no longer realistic to expect magazine editors to help fund long-term projects, says photographer Jason Florio, who with his partner recently completed a walking tour of The Gambia in West Africa, on which they documented their journey and made posed portraits of chiefs and elders in rural Gambian villages. Like many photographers, Florio didn’t bother to approach magazine photo...

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