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On assignment: Photographer and filmmaker, Jason Florio, photographs a young returnee in her small shop in Bakoteh, The Gambia, West Africa. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio

On Assignment: The Gambia, West Africa – Jason Florio

February, 2021: On assignment in The Gambia. My current project is based around returnees, who left by ‘the backway’ to Libya but who have since returned to home. Documenting them – through film and photography – as they begin to rebuild their lives, with the support of the organisation, Catholic Relief Services.

On Assignment

Image: Rose stands in front of her shop on a busy junction in the Bakoteh area of Gambia. In a few short months, she has already expanded the size of her shop by half. With the income from her shop, she supports her family – including employing her mum to work in the shop and paying for her sister to go to college. (Image of Jason Florio courtesy of Helen Jones-Florio)

See more of Jason Florio’s work on irregular migration:

Destination Europe

Fishers of Men

On board one of the migrant wooden boats - overloaded with 700+ men, women, and children - in the Mediterranean Sea © Jason Florio /MOAS>EU
On board one of the migrant wooden boats – overloaded with 700+ men, women, and children – in the Mediterranean Sea © Jason Florio /MOAS>EU

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CURRENT LOCATION: FEBRUARY-MARCH, 2021

THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA

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