Photojournalist, Jason Florio, prepares to interview ex-Mile II prisoner, Ballo – beaten, tortured, kept in solitary confinement – The Gambia, West Africa © Helen Jones-Florio
‘for 2 years I did not see daylight…’
Portrait of ex-Mile II prisoner, Ballo -beaten, tortured, kept in solitary confinement – The Gambia, West Africa © Helen Jones-Florio
Interviewing ex-Mile II political prisoner, Ngoi Njie -beaten, tortured, and witnessed the torturing to death of her friend and fellow activist, Solo Sandeng – The Gambia, West Africa © Helen Jones-Florio
Portrait of ex-Mile II political prisoner, Ngoi Njie -beaten, tortured, and witnessed the torturing to death of her friend fellow activist, Solo Sandeng – The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio
We’ll be posting more about our interviews with the ex-Mile II prisoners, in the coming weeks.
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‘Abdou with Rescued Crocodile’ fine art photography prints by Jason Florio – from his award-winning ‘ Makasutu’ series of portraits.
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‘Sky Over Texas’ © Jason Florio – fine art photography prints available from helenjonesflorio.com on-line gallery
Arrival: President Adama Barrow of the Republic of The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio
An incredible day and an equally incredible time in the history of The Gambia, West Africa – Feb 18th, 2017
ECOWAS troops photograph the crowds, with their phones at Bakau Stadium © Helen Jones-Florio
Female singer, Aurellia Prom, waits to sing the Gambian National Anthem, Bakau Stadium © Helen Jones-Florio
Gambian troops wait for the arrival of President Adama Barrow, Bakau Stadium © Helen Jones-Florio
The brass band perform for President Adama Barrow, Bakau Stadium, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio
The red carpet to the podium where President Barrow is sworn in, Bakau Stadium © Helen Jones-Florio
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President Adama Barrow of the Republic of The Gambia
President Adama Barrow – Inauguration & Independence Day, Feb 18th, 2016
#NewGambia – images ©Jason Florio
#GambiaHasDecided – President Barrow Senegal inauguration celebrations in The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio
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Helen Jones-Florio at Bakau Stadium, on the eve of the inauguration ceremony
We can’t promote this beautiful tiny West African country enough – after all the turmoil The Gambia has experienced. In particular, recently. Following, is from our extensive archive of travels and adventures, in and around the country:
‘ – We did it! We completed the River Gambia Expedition 23rd November 2012 – 21st January 2013 – after almost 400km overland in the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea-Conakry into Senegal and then putting our two canoes into the water in Kedougou – we paddled (no engine!) over 700km of the River Gambia to its end, at the Atlantic Ocean in Banjul, The Gambia.
During our travels, we bounced and rattled d own the mountains of the Fouta Djallon on the back of motorcycle taxis; hung out with gold miners in Senegal; drank attayah tea with village chiefs and elders; dodged very angry hippos on the River Gambia; and, as we paddled on the increasingly widening ocean-like river, we battled the wind and waves, as we neared the Atlantic Ocean and the end of our journey…’ see more on the River Gambia Expedition blog
Helen Jones-Florio & Jason Florio
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A Short Walk in the African Bush – ‘. We walked around The Gambia, completely by foot – ‘ 930km African odyssey bi tamala singo lah‘
‘Silafando’ Village chief, Herouna Tunkara and his horse © Jason Florio
The people of The Gambia come out in their 1000’s to welcome their new President, Adama Barrow – image © Jason Florio, 2017
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Portraits of the new president of the Republic of The Gambia – His Excellency Adama Barrow ©
We were highly honoured to have a private audience with the then President-Elect, Mr. Barrow, a few weeks ago. And, even more so when he readily agreed to let Jason Florio make his portrait, in the gardens of the Kairaba Hotel, Senegambia.
L-R: Jason Florio, President Adama Barrow,
Helen Jones-Florio, Buba Bah – Kairaba Hotel, The Gambia, West Africa
Jason Florio prepares to photograph President-elect, Adama Barrow, surrounded by his protocol team and his personal security guards – Kairaba Hotel, Senegambia. Image © Helen Jones-Florio
President Adama Barrow has a tremendously unenviable task ahead of him. Therefore, we wish him and his team all the very best in the world. The people of The Gambia deserve only the best.
Image © Jason Florio – Ex-President Yahya Jammeh leaving The Gambia to fly into exile in Guinea
Image © Helen Jones-Florio – Ex-President Yahya Jammeh leaving The Gambia to fly into exile in Guinea
Image ©Jason Florio – Waiting for Jammeh – Press Gang, Yundum/ Banjul Airport, The Gambia
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