30 May JustGiving – Jason Florio photography print offer ‘Abdou with Rescued Crocodile’
JustGiving – Jason Florio photography print offer ‘Abdou with Rescued Crocodile‘, The Gambia, West Africa.
Taken from the award-winning ‘Makasutu’ series of B&W portraits
R.I.P. Simon Fenton – husband, father, author, explorer, friend …
Friday, May 26th, 2017
After sharing a couple of Julebrews, at Banjul airport, we said au revoir – “see you in a couple of months“ – to Simon Fenton. He was there to meet his family, coming from the UK, off the flight we were about to depart The Gambia on. Two months to the day, we received a call, one of those calls… . Tragically, Simon had died as the result of a car accident, in Senegal, just a few short hours before.
He truly was one of those wonderful human beings, who really lived his dreams. With his huge infectious smile and boundless excitement about life, anyone who was fortunate to know Simon will pay testament to this.
For those of you that did not have the pleasure of meeting him – then, thankfully, Simon left two great books behind about his life in Africa… ‘Squirting Milk at Chameleons‘ and ‘Chasing Hornbills: Up to My Neck in Africa‘.
A JustGiving page has been set up:
‘All donations go directly to his brother and sister-in-law’s account. Funds raised will be used to cover some of the hospital costs incurred during his all-too-brief treatment, transport costs and his funeral costs in Abene, Senegal. Anything left over will be to support his wife, Khady, and their two young boys.’ Mike Webster/JustGiving
JustGiving – Jason Florio photography print offer ‘Abdou with Rescued Crocodile‘, The Gambia, West Africa
The response by friends, fans, and colleagues, to give support to Simon’s lovely wife, Khady, and their two young sons, has been heartwarming, to say the least. To help further boost donations, Jason Florio / Helen Jones-Florio gallery would like to donate one of his fine art photographic prints.
‘Abdou with Rescued Crocodile‘ The Gambia, West Africa.
From Florio’s award-winning ‘Makasutu‘ series of portraits.
The print is 16×20″, limited edition of 25, museum quality, normal gallery price: £1000.
Jason Florio/HJF Gallery are offering the print for just £500.
A brief, and poignant, glimpse of Simon’s life, at home in Abené, Casamance, with Khady – courtesy of EyeBooks Publishing/Simon Fenton page
Alternatively, regardless of the above offer, you can simply make a donation, that suits your pocket, on the JustGiving page, dedicated to Simon
Sending much love, condolences, and support to Khady, Gulliver, Alfie, and all of Simon’s family.
Rest in peace, my friend, we miss you already.
*Please note, the print will be shipped, unframed.