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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]



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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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Press: Gambia Elections – The Guardian – images © Jason Florio

‘Wearing a black T-shirt with the words Power of Freedom emblazoned in red, rapper Jerreh Badjie (stage name Retsam), is part of a tight circle of young Gambian dissidents pushing for an end to the country’s totalitarian regime… ‘ read more here – words by Louise Hunt, for The Guardian + more images © Jason Florio […]


News: 2017 Magnum Photography Award – Winner Photojournalism Series Jason Florio is an NYC, Malta, and West Africa based award-winning photographer and writer from London. For the past 15 years, he has worked as a freelance photojournalist around the globe for publications including The New Yorker, New York Times, Outside, Newsweek, Virginia Quarterly Review, Men’s Journal, and […]