CAP PRIZE 2021 SHORTLIST: ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’ by Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio

CAP PRIZE 2021 SHORTLIST: ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’ – Having worked and lived on and off in The Gambia since 1998, Helen Jones-Florio, my wife and collaborator, and I were personally aware of former President Yahya Jammeh’s control over society. It was not until Jammeh fled into exile in January 2017, after an astonishing election defeat, did the litany of violations under his regime start to come to light. The Gambia has been our second home and we felt it was our duty as documentarians to give face and voice to the victims, survivors, and their families. Despite hundreds of testimonies by both victims and perpetrators at the ongoing Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission, many Jammeh loyalists are still in denial of the crimes, he and his cadre are now being accused of. Making it important to keep bringing the victims’ stories to public attention. Jason Florio – photographer & filmmaker

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International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day 2021 – in honor, and respect, of strong women, around the world. Portrait of rape survivor, and human rights activist, Gambian, Fatou ‘Toufah’ Jallow. Image ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio

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Follow us on Instagram – images by photographers/filmmakers, Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

For regular photo & location updates, follow us on Instagram @floriophotos We’re also @jasonflorio, @doors_helenjonesflorio, and @jasonflorio_photoprints CURRENT LOCATION: JANUARY 2021  THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA Assignment queries, and image licensing – Contact here floriophoto.com Motion

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International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention: ‘The Gambia – victims, and resisters’

Thank you to all the jurors of the International Photography Awards (IPA), 2020, for honoring our multimedia series, ‘Gambia – victims, and resisters‘ This honorable mention – in the Deeper Perspective category – is yet another step towards reaching a wider audience with this body of work, particularly for all the victims, resisters, and survivors who have been part of this ongoing project. We thank them for sharing their experiences with us. Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

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