A peaceful vigil by families of victims of Yahya Jammeh’s regime, to demand that the Gambian government release the bodies of exhumed victims and to open a dialogue the families, Banjul, The Gambia ©Jason Florio.
Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio – photographers, and filmmakers
Huge thanks you to everyone who has donated and supported our
– ‘ GoFundMe campaign, so far Gambia – Victims and Resisters of a Regime‘, The portraits we make will be used as tools of advocacy, and in exhibitions, to help bring the former dictator, #Portraits4PositiveChange. Yahya Jammeh, to justice.
I believe that these stories must be told to ensure the greatest chance of achieving justice and reconciliation. GFM donor, T.Kellow
We are edging closer to reaching our GFM goal. Please share, and/or donate, if you can ( every spare $5 will be greatly appreciated), be part of the change, and help us to carry on making an extensive, important, body of work, in The Gambia.
See the portraits which have been produced, so far, in
The Gambia (and Senegal) on Jason Florio’s website, floriophoto.com
Fatoumatta Sandeng, daughter of murdered Gambian opposition leader, Solo Sandeng. She escaped into exile to Senegal after her father’s murder in 2016 – at the hands of Yahya Jammeh’s security forces – fearful that she would be targeted next ©Jason Florio.
‘Jason is making important work, again!’ GFM donor Julie Grahame/aCurator
Jason Florio photographs Ballo Kanteh – an ex-political prisoner, he shows the burns he suffered after melted plastic was dripped onto his skin by Jammeh’s hit-squad, the Junglers. Kanteh spent 18-year detention at the notorious Mile 2 prison – for the first two years, he was held in solitary confinement in a pitch dark cell, which has permanently damaged his eyesight. Image © Helen Jones-Florio
Heartfelt thanks, to everyone
The Florios ❤️
December 2018-January 2019
We will be in The Gambia, West Africa, end of November, and available for assignments in the region
Please contact us here or via Jason’s website