Jason Florio

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Oumie Jagne was shot twice in the arm by Gambian security forces during a peacful protests by students on April 10th 2000, who were demanding justice after a soldier raped a young student. She was a shop keeper working near by when the shooting happened and rushed to help her sister, a student who had been shot in the foot. Now she relies on her husband Lamin to cook and wash as she has no strength in her arm portrait © Jason Florio

Postal de Quarentena de Cape Point – A pandemia que ameaça a ‘costa sorridente de África’ by Jason Florio

Ensanduichada pelo Senegal e o Oceano Atlântico, a Gâmbia tem um número tão baixo de casos positivos e mortes por Covid que muitos estrangeiros preferem passar lá a “segunda vaga” do que arriscar ficar nos países ocidentais. ‘Postal de Quarentena de Cape Point’ for Renascença by Jason Florio

Feature Image: Oumie, baleada duas vezes no braço pelos soldados de Yahya Jammeh enquanto tentava salvar uma menina.

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‘Gambia – victims, and resisters, the ongoing series © Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

CURRENT LOCATION: NOVEMBER 2020 – THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA

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International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention: ‘The Gambia – victims, and resisters’

Thank you to all the jurors of the International Photography Awards (IPA), 2020, for honoring our multimedia series, ‘Gambia – victims, and resistersThis honorable mention – in the Deeper Perspective category – is yet another step towards reaching a wider audience with this body of work, particularly for all the victims, resisters, and survivors who have been part of this ongoing project. We thank them for sharing their experiences with us. 

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From 1994 -2017 President Yahya Jammeh ruled the Gambia, West Africa as his fiefdom, crushing dissent and opposition with brutality. His hit squad and security services carried out tortures, assassinations and acts of sexual violence with impunity – journalists were gunned down and disappeared, students shot in cold blood, and even his cousins were murdered on his order. The portraits and collected testimonies are part of an ongoing project to share the stories of the victims and resisters and to be a tool of advocacy in the international campaign to bring Jammeh and his cadre to justice. Gambia – victims, and resisters’ by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’

Le Monde - #Portraits4PositiveChange Former deputy sheriff, Alagie Sonko was imprisoned after denouncing corruption in his service. ©Jason Florio
International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention: ‘The Gambia – victims, and resisters’ ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio. Former deputy sheriff, Alagie Sonko was imprisoned after denouncing corruption in his service.

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Related posts: The Photoville FENCE, 2020: ‘The Gambia-victims, and resisters’

El Pais – ‘Gambia, The Hidden Horrors of Africa’s Silent Dictatorship’

TRRC billboard, depicting portraits from ‘Gambia – victims. and resisters’ Image ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio, The Gambia, West Africa

CURRENT LOCATION: OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2020 – THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA

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Back in the field, filming in The Gambia, West Africa

We are finally back in the field, filming in The Gambia, West Africa. We are here to work on a couple of new filming and photography assignments. It’s a pleasure to work for the first time on this particular assignment with Gaia Media’s Andy Thompson. More news soon…

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While we are in-country, we will also be carrying on with our long-term multimedia series, ‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’

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The Photoville FENCE - colour portrait of Gambian schoolgirl, Amie Lowe, from 'Gambia - victims, and resisters' ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio
‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’ recently chosen for the prestigious New York-based, Photoville THE FENCE

FILMING WORK

CURRENT LOCATION: OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2020 – THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA

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Header image: Jason Florio and Andy Thompson, on location in The Gambia, October 19th, 2020. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio

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