Before launching the gallery, Helen Jones-Florio was the Photography Print Sales Director for Florio StudioNYC and has 10 years experience of working with private collectors, museums, galleries, and interior stylists. She has co-curated several of Jason Florio’s exhibitions – along with their joint exhibitions.
Helen is also a photographer & videographer, a photography producer, and writer. She has been traveling, and living, in West Africa for almost 20 years and has produced photography assignments in Africa, USA, Mexico, and Europe.
Along with Florio, Helen is the co-founder of the ‘Photos Tell Stories’ (PTS’s). Co-running photography workshops and creating extensive content for the PTS’s site. She also set up their co-led expeditions sites: ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – 930km African odyssey‘ & ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey‘.
Helen is currently finishing a book about ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush‘ expedition. Based on her personal journal entries, about her experiences of being the only woman on an all-male team. Furthermore, she is collaborating with Florio on a book about their ‘River Gambia Expedition‘.
Helen Jones-Florio – Published work – writing and photography, includes:
The Times of Malta, Adventure Travel Magazine (UK), ‘Wings’ (Arik Airlines in-flight magazine), American Photography’s Pro Photo Daily, Africa Geographic/Safari Interactive Magazine, Travel Africa Magazine (UK), Resource Magazine (USA), Amazing Travel Stories (USA), B Spirit/B There (Brussels Airlines in-flight magazine), Concern Universal, NGO, Gambia Experience Magazine (UK), Stellazine (USA), African World Heritage Annual Report, Tangiers International, Morning Calm (Korean Airlines in-flight magazine)
Personal image banks/blog: Wordly Images & Photos Tell Stories