Happy New Year! Traditional Masquerades Parade, The Gambia, West Africa

Happy New Year! Traditional Masquerades Parade, Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa. Images and footage ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

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IG: Jason Florio on assignment in Guinea-Conakry

Jason Florio is a multi-award winning photojournalist, and filmmaker. Currently based in The Gambia, West Africa, where he has been covering the region, and beyond, for over 20 years. floriophoto.com Follow on IG for regular updates @jasonflorio / @floriophotos For assignment queries, and image licensing – Contact here

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Opening of ‘Memory House’, The Gambia, West Africa. Honouring the victims, and survivors of the former regime.

The opening of ‘Memory House’ The Gambia, West Africa – a homage to the victims, resisters, and survivors of the former 22 year regime of Yahya Jammeh. Colour portraits by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio. Black and white portraits by Bitzphotography

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‘I Cannot Bury My Father’ documentary – African Film Festival, New York, 2021

‘I Cannot Bury My Father’, African Film Festival – In 2005, Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh murdered 56 West African migrants out of fear they were mercenaries intending to overthrow him. The disappearance of their slain bodies robbed families of healing and closure by being unable to bury their loved ones. Isaac Mensah, one of the victim’s sons, shares the emotional toll of this atrocity and his quest for answers…

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