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Back in the field, filming in The Gambia, West Africa

We are finally back in the field, filming in The Gambia, West Africa. We are here to work on a couple of new filming and photography assignments. It’s a pleasure to work for the first time on this particular assignment with Gaia Media’s Andy Thompson. More news soon…

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While we are in-country, we will also be carrying on with our long-term multimedia series, ‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’


The Photoville FENCE - colour portrait of Gambian schoolgirl, Amie Lowe, from 'Gambia - victims, and resisters' ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio
‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’ recently chosen for the prestigious New York-based, Photoville THE FENCE



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Header image: Jason Florio and Andy Thompson, on location in The Gambia, October 19th, 2020. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio


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Photographer/filmmaker, Jason Florio filming inside the notorious Mile 2 Prison, The Gambia, West Africa. Image © Helen Jones-Florio
Photographer/filmmaker, Jason Florio, at work – Mile 2 Prison, The Gambia. Image © Helen Jones-Florio

To all professionals in the film, television, theatre, entertainment, and arts world, join the challenge to post a photo of you in your job. Just a picture, no description. The goal is to flood social media with our profession. Copy the text and post a pic #SaveTheArts

Current Location: July 2020 – coming out of Lockdown London, UK

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‘I Cannot Bury My Father’ documentary release 13.01.2020

‘I Cannot Bury My Father‘ A Film by Nana-Jo Ndow/ANEKED


A short documentary about the 56 West African migrants forcibly disappeared and killed in 2005 in Gambia by security forces on orders of ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh. The film follows Isaac Mensah, one of the victim’s sons, who shares the family’s account of how his father’s death/disappearance continues to take an emotional toll on the family; and his journey to more answers.

‘I Cannot Bury My Father’ – a documentary film by Nana-Jo Ndow/ANEKED
I Cannot Bury My Father‘ reflects on the need for a wider public conversation around migration, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and the issue of ensuring accountability.

Released, Monday 13th January, 2020, you can watch the full documentary online now.
Media: Al Jazeera‘Still reeling from the Jammeh years, Gambians wait for justice’


Director & Producer – Nana-Jo Ndow/ANEKED

Presenter – Isaac Mensah

Director of Photography – Jason Florio

Assistant Producer & Second Camera – Festus Jackson Davis

Editor – Gabriel Baron

Animator – Alexis Stern

Translator & Advisor – Zusong Tidana


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January 2020 – Currently in The Gambia, West Africa

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‘Destination Europe’ prints by Jason Florio – ready to ship to ICP, NYC

‘Destination Europe’ award-winning photography© Jason Florio

‘Destination Europe’ ICP- With great thanks, Helene Greenberg-Wyman Contemporary, New York. A selection of 10 photography prints from my long term award-winning body of work ‘Destination Europe’ – documenting the migration crisis in the Mediterranean sea (2015-16) – will become part of the permanent collection of International Centre of Photography Museum (ICP), New York City. 

‘The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture’

ICP Destination Europe by Jason Florio. Prints donated to the International Center for Photography NYC
Jason Florio – ‘Destination Europe’ – one of the top winners of the Magnum Photography Awards 2017

Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to preserve the legacy of “concerned photography”—the creation of socially and politically minded images that have the potential to educate and change the world—and the center’s mission endures today, even as the photographic medium and image-making practices have evolved. Through its exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the role that photographs, videos, and new media play in our society. To date, it has presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes at every level. 

ICP brings together photographers, artists, students, and scholars to create and interpret the realm of the image. Here, members of this unique community are encouraged to explore photography and visual culture as mediums of empowerment and as catalysts for wide-reaching social change’

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Photojournalist & Filmmaker

Behind the scenes – Jason Florio films an interview with a victim of Yahya Jammeh, Essau, The Gambia, West Africa © Helen Jones-Florio #Portraits4PositiveChange

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