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
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.
‘Gambia – Victims, and Resisters of a Regime’ #portraits4positivechange On location, in The Gambia: Yesterday Jason Florio photographed Yusepha, who was shot in the back by the Yahya Jammeh regime’s security forces, during a peaceful student protest in April 2000. He is paralyzed from the neck down. He was just 18 years old. The April 2000 GambianContinue reading “The Gambia – Photographer/filmmaker, Jason Florio, making #Portraits4PositiveChange”
This time last year, we had already been in the Gambia since the beginning of January. We had traveled back down to the small West African country, to document the transition of a 22-year long dictatorship to a democracy. However, because the incumbent president, Yahya Jammeh, had rescinded his acceptance of the winning vote, inContinue reading “One year ago, today – 22/01/2017 – on the streets of Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa”