A quick update as we prepare to set off for a day of filming (more on that later) with Jason Florio. I’m looking forward to capturing more of the unique and quirky doors and storefronts of The Gambia, West Africa. Helen Jones-Florio #GambiaDoors See also #DisappearingMalta CURRENT LOCATION: OCTOBER 2020 – THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA Assignment queries, andContinue reading “Back in The Gambia – doors and storefronts of a small West African country”
We are thrilled to be chosen for The Photoville FENCE, 2020, with our on-going series, ‘Gambia – victims and resisters’ – a multimedia body of work that began back in 2016. With the blessing of those we have photographed and filmed, our intention has always been to share the very personal and traumatic stories far and wide. We thank the FENCE jurors, and the Photoville team, for helping us to do this.
El Pais – Portraits of Gambian village chiefs, and elders ©Jason Florio. The formal portraits were taken whilst on the first fully documented circumnavigation, entirely by foot, of the small West African country (930km), in 2009, with Helen Jones-Florio
Press: El Pais – Gambia, The Hidden Horrors of Africa’s Silent Dictatorship– Three years after the fall of the Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh, pressured by the street after losing at the polls, a commission (Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations – TRRC) brings to light the terrible crimes committed for two decades, supported by its apparatus of repression, the collusionContinue reading “Press: El Pais – ‘Gambia, The Hidden Horrors of Africa’s Silent Dictatorship’”