#GambiaDoors – doors and storefronts, from a small West African country

#GambiaDoors and storefronts, from the small the West African country of The Gambia. Curtains play a big part in covering the entrances of many doorways, here in Gambia, used for shade from the unrelenting sub-Saharan sun, to keep the flies out, and, often simply, to add colour and decoration.

#GambiaDoors - a lace curtain hanging in the doorway of a local barber shop, with posters depicting haircuts, Brufut, The Gambia. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio
#GambiaDoors – a local barber shop, Brufut, The Gambia. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio

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#GambiaDoors - a patterned curtain hanging in the doorway of a building in Kanifing, The Gambia. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio
#GambiaDoors – the curtained entrance to a building a the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) Kanifing, The Gambia. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio

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#GambiaDoors - a lace curtain hanging in the doorway of a local barber shop, with posters depicting haircuts, Brufut, The Gambia. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio
#GambiaDoors – a local barber shop, Brufut, The Gambia. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio


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doors and storefronts of a tiny Mediterranean island

#GambiaDoors - the shop front of a local beauty salon in Serrekunda, The Gambia ©Helen Jones-Florio
#GambiaDoors – ‘Classic Beauty Salon, Serrekunda, The Gambia ©Helen Jones-Florio

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#GambiaDoors - the front of a local barber shop, with a patterned curtain in the doorway and posters depicting haircuts. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio
#GambiaDoors – a local barber shop in Brikama, The Gambia. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio

Header image: #GambiaDoors -a local bar in Banjul, the capital of The Gambia. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio

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‘I Cannot Bury My Father’ documentary – African Film Festival, New York, 2021

“I am honoured to have worked as Director of Photography on the short documentary film, ‘I Cannot Bury My Father’. And, thrilled that it has been selected for this year’s African Film Festival, New York, 2021. More news and links coming soon…” Jason Florio – Photographer/Filmmaker

'I Cannot Bury My Father' Poster advertising the screening of the short documentary at the African Film Festival, New York. Director of Photography - Jason Florio
Poster advertising the screening of ‘I Cannot Bury My Father’ short documentary at the African Film Festival, New York. Director of Photography – Jason Florio

In 2005, Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh murdered 56 West African migrants out of fear they were mercenaries intending to overthrow him. The disappearance of their slain bodies robbed families of healing and closure by being unable to bury their loved ones. Isaac Mensah, one of the victim’s sons, shares the emotional toll of this atrocity and his quest for answers… ‘I Cannot Bury My Father’, African Film Festival

Isaac Mensah, James Town beach, Accra, Ghana © Jason Florio. Isaac is the son of one of 44 murdered Ghanian migrants, by Gambian security forces, in The Gambia, in 2005.
Isaac Mensah, James Town beach, Accra, Ghana. The son of Peter Mensah, one of 44 Ghanaians killed by Gambian security forces in July 2005 Portrait Portrait © Jason Florio / Helen Jones-Florio ‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’ series

I Cannot Bury My Father’

Director/Producer – Nana_Jo_Ndow

Presenter – Isaac Mensah

Director of Photography – Jason Florio

Second Camera – Festus Jackson-Davis

Editor – Gabriel Baron

‘Gambia – victims, and resisters

Photographer, and filmmaker, Jason Florio, with Isaac Mensah and his family, during the filming of 'I Cannot Bury My Father', Ghana. Image courtesy of Festus-Jackson Davies
Photographer, and filmmaker, Jason Florio, with Isaac Mensah and his family, during the filming of ‘I Cannot Bury My Father’, Ghana. Image courtesy of Festus-Jackson Davies

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Photo of the Day: Koranic School Girls, The Gambia, West Africa

Photo of the Day: A group of Koranic school girls sitting together, smiling and laughing, during their lunch break, The Gambia, West Africa. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio

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On this day: Jan 26, 2017 – President Adama Barrow returns home to The Gambia, West Africa

On this day Jan 26th, 2017

A triumphant, and momentous day for The Gambia, West Africa. Ten’s of thousands of euphoric Gambians lined the streets for miles – and miles! (an estimated over 100,000 Gambians flocked the main road) – to welcome home their new president, Adama Barrow. Due to potential security risks, Barrow had briefly exiled himself to neighbouring Senegal, where he was inaugurated at the Gambian Embassy, Dakar.

President Adama Barrow, returns to The Gambia from exile in Senegal, to rapturous Gambians ©Jason Florio
President Adama Barrow, the Republic of The Gambia © Jason Florio

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Vimeo: Adama Barrow, the new President of The Gambia, West Africa, returns home from exile – Jan 26, 2017 ©Jason Florio iphone footage
President Adama Barrow returns to The Gambia, after exile in Senegal - an estimated 100,000 people lined the main roads, to welcome him home © Jason Florio
Gambia Has Decided: President Adama Barrow returns to The Gambia, after exile in Senegal – an estimated 100,000 people lined the main roads, to welcome him home © Jason Florio

‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’

A new era for the Gambia - President Adama Barrow arrives at Banjul Airport, from Dakar, to a monumental reception! ©Helen Jones-Florio
A new era for the Gambia – President Adama Barrow arrives at Banjul Airport, from Dakar, to a monumental reception! ©Helen Jones-Florio
Gambia's new president, Adama Barrow, at Banjul Airport, The Gambia ©Jason Florio
Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, at Banjul Airport, The Gambia, after being sworn in in Dakar, Senegal, for security reasons ©Jason Florio
#GambiaHasDecided - supporters of the new President Adama Barrow, The Gambia © Jason Florio
#GambiaHasDecided: supporters of the new President Adama Barrow, celebrating in the streets of Banjul, The Gambia © Jason Florio
Gambian celebrate the return home of their new president, Adama Barrow ©Helen Jones-Florio
Gambian celebrate the return home of their new president, Adama Barrow, Banjul Airport, The Gambia ©Helen Jones-Florio
A young Gambian man raises the Victory sign, in celebration of the new president, Adama Barrow, Westfields, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio
#GambiaHasDecided: A young Gambian man raises the Victory sign, in celebration of the new president, Adama Barrow, Westfields, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio

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