The Gambia – January 26th, 2017: A triumphant, and momentous day for The Gambia, West Africa. Ten’s of thousands of euphoric Gambians lined the streets for miles (an estimated over 100,000 Gambians flocked the main road) – to welcome home their new president, Adama Barrow. Images / Footage ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio
New work from our long form multi-media project (Jason Florio / Helen Jones-Florio) -‘Gambia – Victims and Resisters’: The family of Lt Ebou Lowe. Ebou was disappeared and executed by members former Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh’s hit squad, the ‘Junglers’, after he was accused of being part of a coup attempt in 2006 to overthrow the dictatorial Jammeh regime.
Fatou ‘Toufah’ Jallow – “If there’s no seat at the table of power – let’s build our own! Our activism makes people uncomfortable because it disturbs entrenched power relations and questions the world as it has always worked. But the world needs change, and the Youth will make it happen” at the United Nations, New York – International Human Rights Day, December 10th, 2019. Portrait ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio #Portraits4PositiveChange
The Gambia – Portraits of Victims and the TRRC update, July 2019. Images ©Jason Florio / Text by Helen Jones-Florio. Shocking and distressing revelations coming out of the Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission in The Gambia over the past couple of days…particularly pertinent to those who have shared their stories with us for our on-going series, ‘Gambia-victims and resisters’ #Portraits4PositiveChange