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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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A Prince in Cape Town – young LGBT asylum seeker

A film by Jason Florio and Zane Dedlow for HIV/AIDS Alliance

A Prince in Cape Town: young LGBT asylum seeker

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are often forced to flee their home country to escape discrimination and violence only to face an uncertain future as undocumented migrants with no access to healthcare services.

When they set me free, I was only seeing with one eye and my face was very swollen. The only thing I wanted was to see my mother, because I was thinking that I was going to die…I lied to her that it was robbers, because I did not want her to know that I was beaten because of being gay.  Prince January

Prince January shares his journey from Zimbabwe to Cape Town and his message of hope for the future.

The film was made for International HIV/AIDS Alliance and funded by the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Prince January, sits in a township, Cape Town. Portrait © Jason Florio for HIV/AIDS Alliance

Prince January, Cape Town. Portrait © Jason Florio for HIV/AIDS Alliance

 

Related post: “A Blossom Pink World” – Transgender in Guyana

 

July 2018

Currently in Malta – covering Europe and Africa

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Ports of Hope, Malta – candlelit vigil. Images ©Jason Florio

Ports of Hope, people light candles on the rocks, candlelit vigil to honor the lives lost at sea and the need for solidarity, Valletta, Malta, 5th July 2018

Ports of Hope, a candlelit vigil to honor the lives lost at sea and the need for solidarity, Valletta, Malta, 5th July 2018 ©Jason Florio

 

Candlelit Vigil, Malta – Ports of Hope

 

Ports of Hope, candlelit vigil to honor the lives lost at sea and the need for solidarity, Valletta, Malta, 5th July 2018

Ports of Hope, a candlelit vigil to honor the lives lost at sea and the need for solidarity, Valletta, Malta, 5th July 2018 ©Jason Florio

 

July 2018

Currently in Malta – covering Europe and Africa

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9/11 – ‘Never Forget’ – images ©Jason Florio

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

9/11/2001 – 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  

 

‘These images (below) were made in part as a reaction to the much-bandied meme, “Never Forget” – which originally entered the lexicon, I am told, in relation to the Holocaust. It was appropriated years later on September 11th, 2001 and has become a mantra and a marketing tool for politicians and merchandisers alike.
As an adopted New Yorker I saw daily the stripping away of the physical memory of that day, but the visual echoes still resonated, spectral-like, monochrome. ‘ Jason Florioread more here

A lone firefighter walks south on Broadway at Dey Street, in the debris of the South Tower, NYC © Jason Florio

9/11 Redux: A lone firefighter walks south on Broadway at Dey Street, in the debris of the South Tower, NYC – overlaid with same location 9.11.2011 © Jason Florio   

9/11 Redux - Facing south on West Broadway next to WTC 7, just a few minutes before the collapse of World Trade Center South Tower (9.59am) - overlaid with the same location 9.11.2011

9/11 Redux – Facing south on West Broadway next to WTC 7, just a few minutes before the collapse of World Trade Center South Tower (9.59am) – overlaid with the same location 9.11.2011 © Jason Florio

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