29 Aug Flip through Jason Florio’s ‘Makasutu’ book – award-winning black and white portrait photography prints
Flip through Jason Florio’s ‘Makasutu‘
a book of award-winning black and white portrait photography prints
About the Book
Large format black and white portraits Makasutu Jason Florio. The photographs are of people who live and work around a sacred forest in the tiny West African Republic of The Gambia. Florio spent over thirteen years on the project.
‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest‘
Jason Florio’s “powerful, penetrating, beautiful and stunning B&W portraits…..” of the people of The Gambia, West Africa
‘Facts and myths blur easily when you ask Gambians about Makasutu. This 500-hectare piece of bush in the tiny West African Republic of The Gambia is deemed by many to be the devil’s home. They say he is there in the form of a ‘ninkinanko’, or dragon…
The devil is not the only presence there, to ward off encroachers. Along with him, djinns and giants – spectral creatures who straddle animism and Islam. They help watch over an Edenic orchard, which is thought to appear to those with a purity of heart, as they trek across the land. Mandinko tribesman tell you, in ominous undertones, that you can eat the fruit of the orchard whilst you are in the forest but you can never leave with it.’ Jason Florio Read more about the book here
Makasutu Jason Florio
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Limited Edition. Printed on Hahnemühle archival glossy fine art photographic paper, signed by the artist.Printed by master printer Pascal Prince, NYC, for a private collector
Makasutu Jason Florio
To purchase the book, please visit Blurb . To view the complete series of Jason Florio’s ‘Makasutu’ portraits – and for all information on sizes, editions, pricing, please go to Florio’s Gallery, here on the site.
We have curated a selection of the ‘Makasutu‘ portraits here on the gallery site. To view the complete series please visit Jason Florio’s website floriophoto.com – contact email@example.com for sales queries
Magnum Photography Awards 2017 – Jason Florio Photojournalism Series Winner.
Jason Florio – Summer 2017 News & Notes. Read more about what the photographer has been up to this year.
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