Gambia Elections, 2021 – On December 4th Gambians headed to the polls for the 2021 Presidential Election. Unique to The Gambia, voting is done by dropping a marble into a barrel with a picture of the candidate on it. Images ©Jason Florio / Helen Jones-Florio
On December 1st, 2016, the Gambian people voted out their autocratic President Yahya Jammeh, after 22 years in power, and elected Adama Barrow as their new president. Jammeh conceded defeat but a week later announced that he was annulling the election results and would not step down. A grassroots movement #GambiaHasDecided emerged in reaction. #GambiaHasDecidedContinue reading “Jan 21st 2017: Gambia Has Decided. The day the ex-President, Yahya Jammeh, finally left.”
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.
Huge thanks to my agents, Redux Pictures, for featuring an on-going body of work, ‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’, in collaboration with Helen Jones-Florio Jason Florio Photographer & Filmmaker #Portraits4PositiveChange February 2020 – Currently in The Gambia, West Africa Assignment queries and image licensing – Contact here floriophoto.com @jasonflorio / @floriotravels / @jasonflorio_photoprints / @doors_helenjonesflorio – Instagram Jason Florio / floriotravels – Vimeo | Motion/Jason FlorioContinue reading “Redux Pictures features: ‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’ ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio”