Inside Mile 2 Prison, Gambia, West Africa – images © Jason Florio

  Exclusive images from inside ousted ex-president, Yahya Jammeh’s, ‘my 5 Star Hotel’ (as he frequently called it) – the notorious Mile 2 Prison, the Gambia, West Africa, Nov 2017. Taken whilst making the ‘We Never Gave Up – Stories of Courage in Gambia’ documentary for Amnesty International. All images © Jason Florio – All rights reserved.  Please use contact page […]

Press: IRIN News – One year on, victims of Jammeh demand justice, The Gambia

  ‘Since Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea a year ago, the victims of his brutal rule have been driving the demand for justice.’ IRIN News – words by Louise Hunt / Images © Jason Florio     Read more at IRIN News   ‘We Never Gave up – Stories of Courage in […]



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‘We Never Gave Up: Stories of Courage in Gambia’


I’m truly honoured to have been asked to make this documentary for Amnesty International, with writer/co-producer, Louise Hunt, editor, Tom Thistlethwaite, second camera Helen Jones-Florio, and composer, Jayme Elkins.

The trailer made its premiere screening last night in Banjul – 17th Jan 2017 – Gambia. I wish we could have been there!

Heartfelt thanks to every single person who shared their experiences with us, those who worked with us on the documentary, and Amnesty International for inviting us to make the documentary. The Gambia – a place that has been like a second home for the last 20 years

More news to come soon as to where/when you can watch the full documentary

Jason Florio

Co-producer & Director of Photography ‘We Never Gave Up – stories of courage from Gambia

Jason Florio films victim of ex-Gambian presidents regime . Image ©Helen Jones-Florio, GambiaJason Florio films victim of ex-Gambian presidents regime . Image ©Helen Jones-Florio, Gambia

Jason Florio films a victim of ex-Gambian president Jammeh’s regime . Image ©Helen Jones-Florio, Gambia 2017




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New to the website: ‘Victims of Jammeh’ – torture, abuse, and dissent, The Gambia. Portraits ©Jason Florio

  ‘Victims of Jammeh – torture, abuse, and dissent’ The Gambia, West Africa – a work in progress. Portraits © Jason Florio       See more of this ongoing body of work at  website / follow on Instagram @jasonflorio

Photography Presentation: ‘River Gambia Source-to-Sea’ Jason Florio’s African odyssey. Avantech, Malta

    ‘River Gambia Source-to-Sea’  Jason Florio’s African Odyssey Event: held by Avantech/Canon Malta Date: September 5th, 2017 Time: 7.3opm-9.30pm* Venue: Avantech, Avantech Building, Saint Julians Road, San Gwann, Malta – view map Our lecturer for the evening will be Jason Florio, a freelance documentary photographer with a focus on under reported stories about people living […]

Press: IRIN News – ‘Gambians seek justice after Jammeh’s fall’ – images © Jason Florio

Torture victim Mariama Saine, whose mother was a UDP activist, wants to see her abusers punished. She was arrested on the eve of the 1 December election and interrogated at the NIA detention site known as Bulldozer. “They were beating me while I could hear the election results being announced on a television,” said Saine […]