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Gender Equality – Secret Home School for Girls, Afghanistan

Image ©Jason Florio: Secret Home School for Girls, Afghanistan

At the beginning of the 21st century, our world still didn’t get rid of the different evaluation between the genders. Our campaign’s purpose is to draw attention to this important issue of humanity and bring about the importance of change, with the collaboration of the world’s photo artists. We dedicate this work to UNICEFGender Equality 2019

World’s Photo Artists For Gender Equality

“In August 2000 I was smuggled into a house in the suburbs of Herat, Afghanistan – the Taliban were in control of the city and had put strict laws in place banning education for girls – severe punishments were meted out on those who disobeyed them. Inside the house a group of girls sat in rows, each clutching a book as a volunteer teacher conducted the class. But despite the intense danger, the teacher and the girl’s parents knew the girls must have the opportunity for education, whatever the cost.

I often think of this moment –  if these parents and teachers could put their lives on the line to operate a secret home school for girls, then we all must find the courage to speak out whenever and wherever we find  Gender Equality under attack. The work along with other photographers will be exhibited in Budapest, Hungary in August in conjunction with UNICEF.”  Jason Florio

Related: ‘An Afghan Diary – Talibanistan

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Podcast: 9-11 the day The Towers fell – Photographer, Jason Florio’s, story

Youtube Podcast: Photographer, Jason Florio, share’s his experience of being at the bottom of the Twin Towers, NYC, on 9/11/2001

On a recent film and photography trip to The Gambia, I met up with Jason Florio, who divides his time between Africa, the Mediterranean, America and the UK. I’d heard of his work through a mutual friend, so the chance to interview Jason about his work covering the migrant crisis, end of a dictator’s rule in West Africa and other stories was an opportunity I grasped with both hands. I expected to meet a man who may be guarded or understandably suspicious of those who may want to interview him as some photojournalists can be; the result of what they have been a witness to, reticent to reveal their subjects in a style or light they had not intended. What or rather who I met, was very different. I found an affable, generous, open man, keen to share his stories for a podcast I wanted to record about his work in photojournalism… Neale James / Breathe Pictures

9/11 - A man walks alone in the debris of the South Tower on John Street, NYC, just a few minutes before the North Tower begins to fall © Jason Florio
9/11 – A man walks alone in the debris of the South Tower, just a few minutes before the North Tower begins to fall, NYC © Jason Florio

9/11 – images by Jason Florio

9/11 Redux – images by Jason Florio

Jason Florio – making #Portraits4PositiveChange, the Gambia – image, Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio
Jason Florio – making #Portraits4PositiveChange, the Gambia – image © Helen Jones-Florio

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Gambia – Victims, and Resisters of a Regime‘ in The Gambia, West Africa

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Press: Rescues at Sea. Images © Jason Florio – Musée Magazine

Images © Jason Florio / MOAS – featured in Musée Magazine.

Musée Magazine, Issue #21 – Jason Florio’s Magnum Photography Award winning images (pages 182-183) – ‘Destination Europe‘ – taken over a period of 2 years documenting multiple rescue missions onboard two rescues boats – The Phoenix and The Responder, with MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aids Station), in the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea.

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Jan 19, 2017- The new president of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, inauguration, Senegal, West Africa

President Adama Barrow’s inauguration day Image © Jason Florio, Bakau, The Gambia, 2017

19th January 2017: Wally Sanyang and his friends watching the inauguration on T.V. of their new president, Adama Barrow, who is in the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. Meanwhile, ex-president, Yahya Jammeh, refuses to cede power and remains in the State House in the Gambian capital of Banjul. ECOWAS troops, from neighboring West African countries, enter the country to help prevent a coup by Gambian troops loyal to Jammeh

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A Red Cross coordinator, two days after dictator, Yahya Jammeh, fled into exile, holding The Daily Observer, showing the front page depicting the news of Adama Barrow’s inauguration – which took place at the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, in neighbouring Senegal, because the authorities felt the country was not secure enough for Barrow to return.

February 18th, 2017: President Adama Barrow’s arrival to the Independence Stadium, Bakau, for his inauguration, The Gambia ©Helen Jones-Florio

An incredible day in the history of The Gambia, West Africa – February 18th, 2017. A rapturous welcome, and a time of hope – after the 22-year dictatorial rule of Yayha Jammeh –  as tens of thousands of Gambians, welcome home their new president, Adama Barrow who, when the ousted Jammeh refused to step down, for his own safety exiled himself to neighbouring Senegal.

Happy Independence Day to The Gambia, and the Gambians!

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2019 – Currently working on

Gambia – Victims, and Resisters of a Regime

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