Jason Florio fine art photography prints online, Helen Jones-Florio Gallery
Jason Florio - fine art photography prints - is a British photographer, based from Malta/New York City/West Africa - his award-winning 'Makasutu' series of portraits where taken over a period of 12 years, during his trips to The Gambia, West Africa
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Jason Florio – Makasutu

About This Project


Award-winning images
Jason Florio fine art photography – ‘Makasutu, mecca in the forest

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‘In 1996, influenced by work of photographer Mike Disfarmer, I started to use film to make large format portraits of people…’

Living within a rural community, 2km from the nearest main road, in the small West African Republic of The Gambia, Florio had to work sparingly with his materials, thus he decided to make no more than two exposures per subject with his 8×10 view camera.

‘With little command of the local language, I could only but ask my subjects to stand and look directly into the lens. With little direction on my part, I found that the subjects in front of the camera would become silently quizzical of themselves and how they wanted to be portrayed. I returned every year to Makasutu, up until 2010…’ Jason Florio



Pigment prints on Hahnemühle archival glossy fine art photographic paper.

Buy Prints – everything you need to know + prices, sizes, and editions

PLEASE NOTE: Framed prints are examples only – All of our prints are shipped unframed


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.comContact the gallery for all sales queries


©JASON FLORIO - 'ISMAILA ON HIS WHITE HORSE, JUMPEX'. Black & white framed photography prints -small boy on horseback

‘Ismaila on his White Horse, Jumpex‘ ©Jason Florio fine art photography prints



To view a wider range of Jason Florio’s fine art photography prints available to purchase including color – check out ‘Gallery #2’


Clouds & Sea’ Cuba ©Jason Florio fine art photography prints – from ‘Gallery #2’



10×10 Prints Shop – Limited Edition Square Prints

Boy in Mask, Myanmar © Jason Florio

‘Boy in Mask, Myanmar’ © Jason Florio 10″x10″ Square Prints


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PLEASE NOTE: Framed prints are examples only. All of our prints are shipped unframed



'Not only have I watched Jason grow in stature as a photographer, but I have seen an incredible drive and a focused direction grow as well. Jason is now a multi-award winning photographer who has shown in museums and galleries' - Stella Kramer, Pulitzer Prize-winning photo editor and creative consultant, NYC

'Jason Florio's work is breath-taking! I've used his photography in my favorite projects, and his pieces steal the show! Helen Jones-Florio is so great to work with and I highly recommend!' - Amanda Hark, Hark+Osbourne Interior Design