CAP Prize 2021 Winners Announced – including ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’

The CAP Prize is directed at photographers whose work engages with the African continent or its diaspora. It consists of a series of exhibitions produced in collaboration with major photography festivals in Africa and the rest of the world.⠀2021 Winners: Aàdesokan, Katel Delia, Jason Florio, Fabrice Monteiro, Joseph Obanubi

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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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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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The Gambia – finding truth and reconciliation

The tiny West African republic, The Gambia, is a popular winter-sun holiday destination for Europeans. However, most tourists have little idea of the dark and shattered underbelly of ‘The Smiling Coast of Africa’, as the Gambia is fondly called. From 1994 -2017 President Yahya Jammeh ruled the Gambia as his fiefdom, crushing dissent, and oppositionContinue reading “The Gambia – finding truth and reconciliation”

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