CAP Prize 2021 Winners Announced – including ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’

CAP Prize Winners 2021: (L) A man sits behind the wheel of his disused taxi - seen through the windscreen. (R) A nighttime street view, with people walking, silhouetted against street lights. Images © Jason Florio / Helen Jones-Florio 'Gambia-victims, and resisters'
CAP Prize - Contemporary African Photography - 2021 Winners - screen grab with winners names
CAP Prize – Contemporary African Photography – 2021 Winners

CAP Prize 2021 – Winners

Aàdesokan

Katel Delia

Jason Florio

Fabrice Monteiro

Joseph Obanubi

The CAP Prize is directed at photographers whose work engages with the African continent or its diaspora. It consists of a series of exhibitions produced in collaboration with major photography festivals in Africa and the rest of the world.⠀

“I don’t care what you do with my picture or my story, but the fact you came and listened to me, that is enough” Alagie Sonko, falsely imprisoned by the former Jammeh regime. ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’

CAP Prize Winners 2021 L: a Gambia woman sits in a darkened room, with photos of her late brother in the background. R: a forest in rural Gambia. Images © Jason Florio / Helen Jones-Florio 'Gambia-victims, and resisters'
CAP Prize Winners 2021: (L) Fatou Jammeh, sister of Lt Lamin executed on the order of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh (R) A forest near Jammeh’s palace allegedly where a number of victims were buried. Images © Jason Florio / Helen Jones-Florio ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’

‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’

Since 2017, we have photographed over one-hundred-and-twenty portraits, sites of violations and recorded video testimonies, in The Gambia, Senegal, and Ghana. Our work aims to expose the wide-reaching forms and scale of abuse – to create a historical archive and to be used as a tool for advocacy and public awareness. Early in the project, we came to understand that many people who sat for the portraits found it cathartic, having previously not been able to openly tell their stories, and so our work took on additional and profound meaning and made it a collaborative process.  Alagie Sonko, falsely imprisoned by the regime, said to us “I don’t care what you do with my picture or my story, but the fact you came and listened to me, that is enough”. Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’

Cap Prize Winners 2021 - L: A young Gambian woman holds a photograph of her father, with the New York skyline in the background. R: crocodiles swimming in a pool beneath lily pads Images ©Jason Florio
CAP Prize Winners 2021: (L) Nana-Jo Ndow with picture of her father Saul Ndow. He was abducted and murdered in the grounds of former Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh’s palace, Kanilai, The Gambia. (R) A crocodile pool at Jammeh’s palace, Kanilai, where murdered opponents were allegedly. ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio ‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’

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CAP Prize 2021 – Winners

Header image: (L) . Pa Ousman Njie, torture victim, The Gambia (R) A Banjul street near where Ousman was abducted by National Intelligence agents, The Gambia. Images © Jason Florio / Helen Jones-Florio ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’

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