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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Gambia Doors – Beauty Salons. Photography prints by Helen Jones-Florio

Gambia Doors – beauty salons of the The Gambia, West Africa. Photography prints by Helen Jones-Florio. I have a slight obsession with doors and storefronts. These images form part of a much wider collection of photographs of doors and storefronts from The Gambia, taken over many years of both living and working in the region. Regardless of where IContinue reading “Gambia Doors – Beauty Salons. Photography prints by Helen Jones-Florio”

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Photo of the Day: ‘Modou Taxi’, The Gambia, West Africa

Yo, dude! ‘Modou Taxi’ on his pink Schwinn bicycle. When I saw this bike, I had a sudden pang of nostalgia. I used to have the same make of bicycle when we lived in New York City. Except mine was purple, and called ‘Isabella’, and it had a Miss Marple-esque basket on the front. FollowContinue reading “Photo of the Day: ‘Modou Taxi’, The Gambia, West Africa”

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International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day 2021 – in honor, and respect, of strong women, around the world. Portrait of rape survivor, and human rights activist, Gambian, Fatou ‘Toufah’ Jallow. Image ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio

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