#NeverAgainGambia – Remembering Deyda Hydara, June 9, 1946 – December 16, 2004, The Gambia. Hydara was gunned down by assailants, whilst in his car, as he was returning from work, in 2004. He was a journalist and co-founder of The Point newspaper and an advocate of press freedom. Hydara was also a fierce critic ofContinue reading “#NeverAgainGambia – In Remembrance of Deyda Hydara, June 9, 1946 – December 16, 2004”
Billboard – Gambia Victims, and Resisters. Through these portraits and collected testimonies, we share the plight of the victims of the former regime of Yahya Jammeh. Huge respect and thanks to the British High Commission Banjul, the Truth Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC), and UNDPGambia, for their support.
Photographer, Jason Florio, makes a portrait Awa Barrow, holding a phone picture of her son, the late Omar Barrow, journalist and Red Cross volunteer, who was shot dead during student protests in The Gambia, on April 10, 2000 ©Helen Jones-Florio
It’s been an incredibly momentous, emotional – and active! – few months for us both, here in the Gambia. Since we arrived back on the West African coast in February we’ve held two photographic exhibitions of the portraits from our on-going body of work, ‘Gambia – victims, and resisters of a regime‘ For three days,Continue reading “‘Portraits for Positive Change’ the Gambia. The story so far…”