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NatGeo - opening shot of an article about the Gambia, with red colobus monkeys swinging in the trees. Image ©Jason Florio

NatGeo Travel: Exploring the Gambia’s new Ninki Nanka Trail. Images ©Jason Florio

NatGeo Travel – ‘Exploring the Gambia’s new Ninki Nanka Trail.’ Words by James R.Patterson / Images ©Jason Florio

Ninki Nanka’s appearance is hard to corroborate, with descriptions varying from tribe to tribe. For some, it combines the head of a crocodile with the body of a donkey; for others, it’s a blend of hippopotamus and giraffe. To others still, it’s simply a large snake. Not that seeing it is desirable — its one consistent trait is its fatal stare. Francis’ eyes comb the nearshore. “It’s believed that if you see the Ninki Nanka — purple glossy starling! — you’ll die.” Words by James R.Patterson/NatGeo Travel

Featured Image: Western red colobus monkeys swinging through a jungle canopy is just one of the wildlife sightings on offer along Gambia’s new Ninki Nanka Trail.  Image © Jason Florio

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Current location: The Gambia, West Africa

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CAP Prize Winners 2021: (L) A man sits behind the wheel of his disused taxi - seen through the windscreen. (R) A nighttime street view, with people walking, silhouetted against street lights. Images © Jason Florio / Helen Jones-Florio 'Gambia-victims, and resisters'

CAP Prize 2021 Winners – including ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’

CAP Prize - Contemporary African Photography - 2021 Winners - screen grab with winners names
CAP Prize – Contemporary African Photography – 2021 Winners

CAP Prize 2021 – Winners

Aàdesokan

Katel Delia

Jason Florio

Fabrice Monteiro

Joseph Obanubi

The CAP Prize is directed at photographers whose work engages with the African continent or its diaspora. It consists of a series of exhibitions produced in collaboration with major photography festivals in Africa and the rest of the world.⠀

“I don’t care what you do with my picture or my story, but the fact you came and listened to me, that is enough” Alagie Sonko, falsely imprisoned by the former Jammeh regime. ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’

Cap Prize 2021 Winners

CAP Prize Winners 2021 L: a Gambia woman sits in a darkened room, with photos of her late brother in the background. R: a forest in rural Gambia. Images © Jason Florio / Helen Jones-Florio 'Gambia-victims, and resisters'
CAP Prize Winners 2021: (L) Fatou Jammeh, sister of Lt Lamin executed on the order of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh (R) A forest near Jammeh’s palace allegedly where a number of victims were buried. Images © Jason Florio / Helen Jones-Florio ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’

‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’

Since 2017, we have photographed over one-hundred-and-twenty portraits, sites of violations and recorded video testimonies, in The Gambia, Senegal, and Ghana. Our work aims to expose the wide-reaching forms and scale of abuse – to create a historical archive and to be used as a tool for advocacy and public awareness. Early in the project, we came to understand that many people who sat for the portraits found it cathartic, having previously not been able to openly tell their stories, and so our work took on additional and profound meaning and made it a collaborative process.  Alagie Sonko, falsely imprisoned by the regime, said to us “I don’t care what you do with my picture or my story, but the fact you came and listened to me, that is enough”. Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’

Cap Prize Winners 2021 - L: A young Gambian woman holds a photograph of her father, with the New York skyline in the background. R: crocodiles swimming in a pool beneath lily pads Images ©Jason Florio
CAP Prize Winners 2021: (L) Nana-Jo Ndow with picture of her father Saul Ndow. He was abducted and murdered in the grounds of former Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh’s palace, Kanilai, The Gambia. (R) A crocodile pool at Jammeh’s palace, Kanilai, where murdered opponents were allegedly. ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio ‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’

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CAP Prize 2021 – Winners

street near where Ousman was abducted by National Intelligence agents, The Gambia. Images © Jason Florio / Helen Jones-Florio ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’

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Current location: The Gambia, West Africa

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CCIJ: 'The Gambia's Water Paradox' - a young Gambian girl washes her face at an outdoor borehole - images ©Jason Florio

CCIJ – Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism – ’The Gambia’s Water Paradox’

CCIJ Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism – ’The Gambia’s Water Paradox’ . How a country with plentiful water resources is failing to provide safe water to its people.

More than 45.3% of The Gambia’s population is relying on contaminated water sources. CCIJ

CCIJ: 'The Gambia's Water Paradox' - a young Gambian girl fills her bucket with water at an outdoor borehole as other women stand in line to fill their containers- images ©Jason Florio
CCIJ: ‘The Gambia’s Water Paradox’ Images ©Jason Florio

’The Gambia’s Water Paradox’ 

Many studies have reported a range of health problems due to increased salinity exposure through drinking, cooking and bathing. CCIJ

Words by Lamin Jahateh. Images by Jason Florio for CCIJ – read/see more…’The Gambia’s Water Paradox’ 

CCIJ: ‘The Gambia’s Water Paradox’ Drone footage, The Gambia, West Africa ©Jason Florio

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The Gambia-ITC-Creative Industries. A group of photographers and filmmakers attending their first Masterclass with photographer and film maker, Jason Florio, May 2021. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio

The Gambia: Storytelling Masterclass with Photographer & Filmmaker, Jason Florio, for the Creative Industries programme

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The Gambia-ITC-Creative Industries. A group of photographers and filmmakers attending their first Masterclass with photographer and film maker, Jason Florio, May 2021. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio
The Gambia-ITC-Creative Industries/Andandorr Programme’s first Masterclass with photographer and film maker, Jason Florio, May 2021. Image courtesy Isatou Jallow/ITC, The Disruptive Lab, Fajara.

The Gambia: Storytelling Masterclass, 18th May 2021 marked the launch of a 5+ month project with the International Trading Centre /Creative Industries as part of the Andandorr Programme. We will be working closely with established photographers, and filmmakers, incorporating Masterclasses, one-one mentoring, workshops, skills enhancement, assignments, and exhibitions.

Photographer & Filmmaker, Jason Florio, sets up the screen with his work, in preparation for his first Storytelling Masterclass, The Gambia. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio
Photographer & Filmmaker, Jason Florio, prepares for his first Storytelling Masterclass, The Gambia. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio

We are excited to get going with the Creatives! More news to follow soon, as we progress.

Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

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Header Image ©Helen Jones-Florio, Storytelling Masterclass, at The Disruptive Lab, Gambia

Photographers, Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio - portrait courtesy Joanna Demarco, The Gambia, West Africa
Photographers, Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio – portrait courtesy Joanna Demarco, The Gambia, West Africa