Images from inside Mile 2 Prison – The Gambia, West Africa

  Images from inside ousted ex-president, Yahya Jammeh’s, ‘my 5 Star Hotel’ (as he frequently called it) – the notorious Mile 2 Prison, the Gambia, West Africa, Nov 2017. Taken whilst making the ‘We Never Gave Up – Stories of Courage in Gambia’ documentary for Amnesty International.       These, plus more images from Mile 2 areContinue reading “Images from inside Mile 2 Prison – The Gambia, West Africa”

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Exclusive images: Inside Mile2 Prison, The Gambia – images ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

Exclusive images, inside the notorious Mile2 Prison, The Gambia, West Africa – Ex-President, Yahya Jammeh, referred to it as ‘my 5-star hotel‘.   All images © Jason Florio & ©Helen Jones-Florio  – for more images/footage, and licensing, please email Helen (dot) Jones (at) floriophoto (dot) com Mile 2 Prison, The Gambia – the exercise yard of theContinue reading “Exclusive images: Inside Mile2 Prison, The Gambia – images ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio”

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CAP PRIZE 2021 SHORTLIST: ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’ by Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio

CAP PRIZE 2021 SHORTLIST: ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’ – Having worked and lived on and off in The Gambia since 1998, Helen Jones-Florio, my wife and collaborator, and I were personally aware of former President Yahya Jammeh’s control over society. It was not until Jammeh fled into exile in January 2017, after an astonishing election defeat, did the litany of violations under his regime start to come to light. The Gambia has been our second home and we felt it was our duty as documentarians to give face and voice to the victims, survivors, and their families. Despite hundreds of testimonies by both victims and perpetrators at the ongoing Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission, many Jammeh loyalists are still in denial of the crimes, he and his cadre are now being accused of. Making it important to keep bringing the victims’ stories to public attention. Jason Florio – photographer & filmmaker

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

The Gambia – January 26th, 2017: A triumphant, and momentous day for The Gambia, West Africa. Ten’s of thousands of euphoric Gambians lined the streets for miles (an estimated over 100,000 Gambians flocked the main road) – to welcome home their new president, Adama Barrow. Images / Footage ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

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