The Gambia – The Victims and the Instigator. Portraits © Jason Florio

  One man, many victims… The Gambia – torture, abuse, and dissent From 1994 -2017 Yahya Jammeh ruled the Gambia, West Africa as his own fiefdom, crushing dissent, and opposition with brutality. With Jammeh’s ouster and flight into exile, hundreds of Gambians now feel safe to come forward and speak freely about the crimes committed against them by his regime. This portraitContinue reading “The Gambia – The Victims and the Instigator. Portraits © Jason Florio”

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Free screening: ‘We Never Gave Up – stories of courage in Gambia’, August 13th, London

Ever wondered what it was like to be a human rights defender in GAMBIA during Yahya Jammeh’s regime? For more details about the free screening of the full documentary, in London – and how to register – please visit Amnesty Internationals twitter feed. BEING SOCIAL @FLORIO_GALLERY / @FLORIOTRAVELS / @JASONFLORIO  INSTAGRAM PHOTOSTELLSTORIES – FB @floriophotoNYC – Twitter

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International Women’s Day 2018

  International Women’s Day 2018 Celebrating just a few of the incredibly inspiring women we have met, over the years, and photographed on our travels, and photography assignments.             January 2013: Kaur, The Gambia, West Africa. Members of the Santa Yalla kaffo (group) take a moment between harvesting rice from theContinue reading “International Women’s Day 2018”

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Images from inside Mile 2 Prison – The Gambia, West Africa

  Images from inside ousted ex-president, Yahya Jammeh’s, ‘my 5 Star Hotel’ (as he frequently called it) – the notorious Mile 2 Prison, the Gambia, West Africa, Nov 2017. Taken whilst making the ‘We Never Gave Up – Stories of Courage in Gambia’ documentary for Amnesty International.       These, plus more images from Mile 2 areContinue reading “Images from inside Mile 2 Prison – The Gambia, West Africa”

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