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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The Gambia – stories behind doors

Behind every door, there is a story to be heard… Making #Portraits4PositiveChange, with Jason Florio, we are meeting victims and survivors of the brutal regime of the former president of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh. The man, ‘A.K.J.’, who lives behind this door, was shot in the leg by security forces when he took part in a peacefulContinue reading “The Gambia – stories behind doors”

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Photo of the Day: ‘Minti Head’, The Gambia ©Jason Florio

A young Gambian girl, Ami, decorates her hair with candy – ‘mintys’ – for International Commonwealth Day, March 11th, 2019. We met her and her friends, playing on the local rubbish dump at Kotu Quarry, the Gambia, West Africa. Taken whilst on an assignment about a new Dutch-funded plastic recycling plant, with Helen Jones-Florio. AvailableContinue reading “Photo of the Day: ‘Minti Head’, The Gambia ©Jason Florio”

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Gambia Photography Exhibition opening night: ‘Portraits to Remember’ -victims, and resisters

March 5th, 2019 – opening night of ‘Portraits to Remember’ at the Gambia Centre for Victims of Human Rights Violations, the Gambia. Jason Florio’s portraits, featured in the exhibition, are part of an on-going body of work which began over two years ago when he photographed Gambians who had exiled themselves, in fear of theirContinue reading “Gambia Photography Exhibition opening night: ‘Portraits to Remember’ -victims, and resisters”

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