‘Portraits for Positive Change’ the Gambia. The story so far…

It’s been an incredibly momentous, emotional – and active! – few months for us both, here in the Gambia. Since we arrived back on the West African coast in February we’ve held two photographic exhibitions of the portraits from our on-going body of work, ‘Gambia – victims, and resisters of a regime‘ For three days,Continue reading “‘Portraits for Positive Change’ the Gambia. The story so far…”

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Portraits for Positive Change – The Gambia. Jason Florio / Helen Jones-Florio

A sneak preview of the front cover of our next exhibition booklet ‘Portraits for Positive Change‘. All images are taken from an on-going body of work, here in the Gambia, West Africa ‘Gambia – victims, and resisters of a regime‘ The booklet is to accompany the portraits – and video – of our second exhibitionContinue reading “Portraits for Positive Change – The Gambia. Jason Florio / Helen Jones-Florio”

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Stories Behind Doors, the Gambia

Well come to No.4, Yundum Army Barracks, The Gambia – this door, to a Gambian soldiers quarters, overlooks the site on the camp where the bodies of seven murdered soldiers were exhumed. The soldiers were murdered by soldiers loyal to the former president, Yahya Jammeh, for being allegedly part of a counter-coup in November 1994.Continue reading “Stories Behind Doors, the Gambia”

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Stories Behind Doors -Mr. Chune’s 14-year-old son was shot dead by Gambian security forces, April 2000

10 APRIL 2000 – Modou Lamin Chune, 14 years old, was one of 16 young people shot dead by Gambian paramilitary forces (over two days, 10th and 11th April) when they opened fire on a peaceful demonstration by students. At first, they used rubber bullets and tear gas. When the students refused to disperse, liveContinue reading “Stories Behind Doors -Mr. Chune’s 14-year-old son was shot dead by Gambian security forces, April 2000”

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