GAMBIA: Top Leader in 1994 Coup Testifies before the TRRC. Image ©Jason Florio/JusticeInfo.net

“IT WAS WRONG AND I AM SORRY” Edward David Singhateh Former Defense minister Edward Singhateh admitted ordering the execution of several soldiers on November 11, 1994, in his much-awaited testimony yesterday October 17 before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission, in The Gambia. A former n° 2 of the military junta, he asked for forgiveness while denying […]

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 resisters’ This 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. Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

The Photoville FENCE - colour portrait of Gambian schoolgirl, Amie Lowe, from 'Gambia - victims, and resisters' ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio

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

We are thrilled to be chosen for The Photoville FENCE, 2020, ‘The Gambia victims, and resisters’ a longterm multimedia project by Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio, about Gambians who lived their life under the brutal 22-year dictatorship of President Yahya Jammeh in the tiny West African country.

'Gambia-victims, and resisters' portrait of Abdoulie Jamanti Darboe. Image ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio #Portraits4PositiveChange

‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’ new portraits by Jason Florio

‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’. This multi-media series is a work in progress which began at the end of 2016, just before then-President, Yahya Jammeh, was ousted after a 22-year dictatorial rule. Helen Jones-Florio and I, have many more portraits to make, and testimonies to film. We are forever indebted to all those who have shared their stories with us so far. Jason Florio – photographer and filmmaker