The Gambia – Masterclasses, one-one mentoring, workshops, skills enhancement, assignments, and exhibitions with photographers and filmmakers, Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio for ITC/Andandorr Programme.
New York Film Academy Guest Speaker Series: Jason Florio, Photojournalist & Filmmaker – Fri21 May 2021
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
Photo of the Day: Gunjur masquerade, The Gambia, West Africa. Image ©Jason Florio #DocumentingGambia See more of our masquerade series from West Africa floriophoto.com CURRENT LOCATION – APRIL 2021 THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA Assignment queries, and image licensing – Contact here