Photo of the Day: Filmmakers, Jason Florio and Andy Thompson, documentary-making in The Gambia, West Africa

Follow us on Instagram for regular updates on our work, here in The Gambia, West Africa @floriophotos / @jasonflorio / @doors_helenjonesflorio / @gaiamedia Image: Photographer and filmmaker Jason Florio, filming an interview with a young Gambian man, for a short documentary about security sector reform (SSR) in The Gambia, with co-director, Andy Thompson/Gaia Media. ImageContinue reading “Photo of the Day: Filmmakers, Jason Florio and Andy Thompson, documentary-making in The Gambia, West Africa”

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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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The Photoville FENCE, 2020: ‘The Gambia-victims, and resisters’

We are thrilled to be chosen for The Photoville FENCE, 2020, with our on-going series, ‘Gambia – victims and resisters’ – a multimedia body of work that began back in 2016. With the blessing of those we have photographed and filmed, our intention has always been to share the very personal and traumatic stories far and wide. We thank the FENCE jurors, and the Photoville team, for helping us to do this.

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The powerful trans-women of Guyana. Portraits ©Jason Florio

A stroll into the recent archive took me back to Guyana 2018 and the powerful trans-women of Guyana. These stills were taken during the shooting of the documentary ‘A Blossom Pink World’ I directed and shot along with @zanededlow – an assignment for Frontline Aids, NGO, about the struggles and successes of the trans community in the Guyanese capital Georgetown. Jason FlorioContinue reading “The powerful trans-women of Guyana. Portraits ©Jason Florio”

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