Exhibition: ‘The Duty to Remember’ – Human Rights Week, 2020

Exhibition: The Duty to Remember - Human Rights Week, Geneva, November 2020. Image ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio 'Gambia-victims and resisters'

Exhibition: ‘The Duty to Remember’ – take an interactive stroll around a virtual 3D exhibition, featuring colour portraits by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio – from ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’, and black and white portraits by Muhammed Bittaye.

Remembrance is an essential step in the transitional justice process. With this in mind, the NGO ANEKED has created “The Duty to Remember”, a memorial intended to offer a space in which the relatives of the victims of Yahya Jammeh’s regime in The Gambia can mourn, remember and reflect. TRIAL International

The virtual exhibition – organized and designed by the University of Geneva – is in collaboration with ANEKED (African Network Against Extrajudicial Killings and Enforced Disappearances) forms part of Human Rights Week, 2020. Supported by TRIAL International.

‘The Duty to Remember’

‘Since its creation in 2013 (Human Rights Week), under the impetus of Ms. Micheline Calmy-Rey , the event has evolved into a rendezvous rich in events in various formats: conferences, debates, film screenings, exhibitions, artistic performances, but also an academic colloquium and activities offered to secondary school students.


Human Rights Week is intended to be a space not only for reflection, but also for public debate while promoting concrete actions. It provides a platform for personalities or organizations who mobilize to defend human rights and for specialists who devote their research to this topic. The different formats offer spaces for discussion with the public and the student community in order to inform, but also to give impetus to longer-term commitments, whether in the context of academic courses or to act for the causes defended by the various actors who are invited to participate in the Week…’
University of Geneva

‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’

‘#Portraits4PositiveChange’
Exhibition: The Duty to Remember - Human Rights Week, Geneva, November 2020. Image ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio 'Gambia-victims and resisters'
‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’ #Portraits4PositiveChange: Ghanaian, Martin Kyere, is the sole survivor of the 2005 massacre in The Gambia of over 50 West African migrants, trying to get to Europe. Ghanaian, Martin Kyere, is the sole survivor, in 2005, of the massacre of over 50 West African migrants, who were endeavouring to reach Europe. “When one of the soldiers used his cutlass to cut off Adamo’s his shoulder and the blood is flowing all over the place…I think we realized then, that the soldiers wanted to kill us all.” They were all killed on orders of President Yahya Jammeh, fearing that they were coup plotters. Image © Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio

‘The Duty to Remember’

Exhibition: The Duty to Remember - Human Rights Week, Geneva, November 2020. Black and white portrait ©Muhammed Bittaye
Exhibition: The Duty to Remember – Human Rights Week, Geneva. Image ©Muhammed Bittaye/BITZ Photography

This is our second collaborative exhibition with ANEKED. Earlier in 2020, we exhibited a number of our ‘Gambia – victims, and resisters portraits at the National Centre for Arts and Culture, in Banjul, The Gambia.

Huge thanks to ANEKED for pulling this together during this time of COVID-19, and to the exhibition design team at the University of Geneva for creating an amazing fully interactive 3D virtual exhibition. And, as always, we are truly honored to be able to share the stories of so many of the victims, resisters, and survivors of the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh‘s regime.

Take a stroll around the exhibition

Helen Jones-Florio & Jason Florio

Photography/Filmmaking/Production

Helen Jones-Florio & Jason Florio - wet plate collodion print portrait courtesy of Marcin Andrzejewski
Helen Jones-Florio & Jason Florio – portrait courtesy of Marcin Andrzejewski
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