International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention: ‘The Gambia – victims, and resisters’

International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention: ‘The Gambia – victims, and resisters’ by Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio

Thank you to all the jurors of the International Photography Awards (IPA), 2020, for honoring our multimedia series, ‘Gambia – victims, and resisters‘ This honorable mention – in the Deeper Perspective category – is yet another step towards reaching a wider audience with this body of work, particularly for all the victims, resisters, and survivors who have been part of this ongoing project. We thank them for sharing their experiences with us. Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

#Portraits4PositiveChange

'Gambia - victims, and resisters' by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio
International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention: ‘The Gambia – victims, and resisters’ ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio. Mr.Njie – in his taxi which was confiscated by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) for many months

From 1994 -2017 President Yahya Jammeh ruled the Gambia, West Africa as his fiefdom, crushing dissent and opposition with brutality. His hit squad and security services carried out tortures, assassinations and acts of sexual violence with impunity – journalists were gunned down and disappeared, students shot in cold blood, and even his cousins were murdered on his order. The portraits and collected testimonies are part of an ongoing project to share the stories of the victims and resisters and to be a tool of advocacy in the international campaign to bring Jammeh and his cadre to justice. Gambia – victims, and resisters’ by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’

Bintu was detained and raped by 3 masked security officers - Gambia victims and resisters portraits ©Jason Florio
Bintu was detained and raped by 3 masked security officers when she was detained. Image © Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio

#Jammeh2Justice

Related posts: 

The Photoville FENCE, 2020: ‘The Gambia-victims, and resisters’

El Pais – ‘Gambia, The Hidden Horrors of Africa’s Silent Dictatorship’

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