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JASON FLORIO

Lot #109
Angkor Wat triptych 
Black & White Photograph
Printed on Hahnemühle fine art paper

17 x 24 inches

Jason Florio is a NYC-based award-winning photographer and writer from London. For over 10
years he has worked as a freelance photojournalist, traveling extensively around the globe for
publications including The New Yorker, New York Times, Outside, Liberation and The Times of
London. At the beginning of his career he had the dubious recognition of being one of the last
photographers in Afghanistan to photograph the anti-Taliban commander Colonel Masoud in
August 2001, who was assassinated by Al Queda operatives on September 9th. He then found
himself at the foot of the World Trade Center on September 11th as it collapsed. At the end of
2009 he made a 930 km expedition by foot of The Gambia, West Africa, producing an award-
winning series of portraits of African chiefs and was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical
Society in London. His series of large format B&W portraits from The Gambia, from a long-term
project (taken over 12 years) Makasutu was shown in New York in 2009 in a solo exhibition,
a number of these pieces having recently been acquired by The Haggerty Museum of Art,
Milwaukee; as well as garnering him a nomination for the Review Santa Fe prize. Florio was
awarded the Joy of Giving Something grant in 2004 to produce the first ever assigned story
for Aperture in their 50 year history, called ‘This is Libya’, which is now part of the permanent
collection of The Forward Thinking Museum. His work on Afghanistan is in the permanent
collection of the Brooklyn Museum, NY.


Minimum Bid: $750
Value: $1,750