GoFundMe: Gambia-Victims, and Resisters of a Regime – #Portraits4PositiveChange ©Jason Florio

GoFundMe: The Gambia – Victims, and Resister of a Regime   To face the past, victims, and resisters, of the Jammeh regime come forward – #Portraits4PostiveChange ‘In a global political climate where authoritarian rule is on the rise  – where autocratic leaders crush dissent, and opposition, with brutality and little or no regard for human rights – itContinue reading “GoFundMe: Gambia-Victims, and Resisters of a Regime – #Portraits4PositiveChange ©Jason Florio”

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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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Magnum Photography Awards 2017 – Jason Florio Photojournalism Winner ‘Destination Europe’

‘For the past two years (2015-16), I was embedded with the first search and rescue NGO, Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), to operate rescue ships. Their specific aim is to save the lives of migrants and refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean and Aegean seas…’ Jason Florio – Read/see more on the LensCulture site   Onboard a fishingContinue reading “Magnum Photography Awards 2017 – Jason Florio Photojournalism Winner ‘Destination Europe’”

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Press: photographing repatriated Gambians for IRIN News – images © Jason Florio

    ‘Just two weeks earlier, he was languishing in a prison near Tripoli; his third spell in detention during the nine months he spent in Libya trying to board a boat to cross the Mediterranean…’ read more at IRIN News – words by Louise Hunt + additional reporting from Banjul by Jason Florio

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