Stories Behind Doors, The Gambia

Photographer, Jason Florio, makes a portrait Awa Barrow, holding a phone picture of her son, the late Omar Barrow, journalist and Red Cross volunteer, who was shot dead during student protests in The Gambia, on April 10, 2000 ©Helen Jones-Florio

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Media: Le Monde Afrique – In the Gambia, the wounded faces of Yahya Jammeh’s dictatorship

British photographers Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio met dozens of victims of the former president’s regime “I do not care what you do with my photo or my testimony,” concluded Alagie Sonko after the meeting. It is the fact that you came to listen to me that did me the greatest good” Alagie Sonko, the Gambia – Le Monde Afrique / Romain Chanson #Portraits4PositiveChange PortraitsContinue reading “Media: Le Monde Afrique – In the Gambia, the wounded faces of Yahya Jammeh’s dictatorship”

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‘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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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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