President Adama Barrow

LensCulture: ‘Destination Europe’ Interview with Jason Florio – Magnum Photography Awards 2017 Photojournalism Winner

A Nigerian migrant pulled from a rubber boat prays onboard the MOAS rescue dingy. © Jason Florio/MOAS

A Nigerian migrant pulled from a rubber boat prays on board the MOAS escue dingy. © Jason Florio/MOAS        

 

LensCulture: I would imagine that meeting your Gambian friend’s son must have been one of the most touching moments for you. How did you react? Did you call his family together?
Jason Florio: On a number of occasions, I met rescued Gambians on the MOAS ship and then quickly realized that we had friends and acquaintances in common back in The Gambia. But I was utterly floored when on two occasions I met young Gambian teenagers whose fathers I knew directly. I had photographed the father of one boy, Abdoulie, for an earlier project seventeen years prior… Read the full interview on the LensCulture site

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An overloaded rubber boat is intercepted in rolling seas by the MOAS rescue team. © Jason Florio/MOAS

An overloaded rubber boat is intercepted in rolling seas by the MOAS rescue team. © Jason Florio/MOAS

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

Victims of Jammeh - Sainey MK Marenah - dissident Gambian journalist, jailed by Jammeh © Jason Flori

‘Victims of Jammeh‘  Sainey MK Marenah – dissident Gambian journalist, jailed by Jammeh © Jason Florio

 

‘Victims of Jammeh – torture, abuse, and dissent’ The Gambia, West Africa – a work in progress. Portraits © Jason Florio

 

'Victims of Jammeh' The Gambia, West Africa - portraits by Jason Florio

‘Victims of Jammeh‘ The Gambia, West Africa – portraits by Jason Florio  

 

Ngoi Njie, Gambian activist, tortured under Jammeh's regime, tells her story - image © Jason Florio

‘Victims of Jammeh‘ Ngoi Njie, Gambian activist, tortured under Jammeh’s regime © Jason Florio

 

See more of this ongoing body of work at floriophoto.com  website / follow on Instagram @jasonflorio

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

Mariama Saine, one of the last people arrested before Jammeh fell, The Gambia - portrait © Jason Florio for IRIN News

Mariama Saine, The Gambia – portrait © Jason Florio for IRIN News

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 – read more IRIN News
Ngoi Njie, Gambian activist, tortured under Jammeh's regime, tells her story - image © Jason Florio

Ngoi Njie, Gambian opposition activist, tortured under Jammeh’s regime, tells her story to IRIN News – image © Jason Florio

 

4/14/2017Jason Florio is currently based between Malta, Europe, and West Africa

 

Multimedia – President Adama Barrow arrives back to The Gambia + celebrations in Banjul

President Adama Barrow arrives back to The Gambia to a phenomenal welcome - footage © Jason Florio / Ruptly TV

President Adama Barrow arrives back to The Gambia to a phenomenal welcome – footage © Jason Florio / Ruptly TV

 

Gambians celebrate the arrival of ECOWAS troops to the capital, Banjul ©Jason Florio / Ruptly TV

Gambians celebrate the arrival of ECOWAS troops to the capital, Banjul ©Jason Florio / Ruptly TV bbb

 

#GambiaHasDecided graffiti is prominent throughout Gambia © Jason Florio

#GambiaHasDecided graffiti is prominent throughout Gambia © Jason Florio

Out with the old and in with the new Gambia – images © Jason Florio

Photographer, Jason Florio, is granted permission to photograph the then president-elect, Adama Barrow, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio

Photographer, Jason Florio, is granted permission to photograph the then president-elect, Adama Barrow, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio

 

Portrait of the then President-elect, Adama Barrow, of The Republic of The Gambia ©Jason Florio

The then President-elect, Adama Barrow, of The Republic of The Gambia ©Jason Florio

 

 

Ex-President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, Roots Homecoming Festival © Jason Florio

Ex-President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, Roots Homecoming Festival © Jason Florio/Getty Images

 

Ex-President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, leaving Banjul for exile in Equitorial Guinea © Jason Florio

Ex-President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, leaving Banjul for exile in Equatorial Guinea © Jason Florio/Redux Pictures

 

APRC /Jammeh supporter cries as the ex-president of The Gambia leaves Banjul airport for exile in Equitorial Guinea © Jason Floria

APRC /Jammeh supporter cries as the ex-president of The Gambia leaves Banjul airport © Jason Florio/Redux Pictures

 

Youth activists setting up signboards to advertsie the inauguration of President Barrow in The Gambia, on the day he returns from exile in Senegal © Jason Florio

Youth activists setting up signboards to advertsie the inauguration of President Barrow in The Gambia © Jason Florio

 

President Adama Barrow of The Republic of The Gambia, arrives back into the country after his self-imposed exile in Senegal © jason_florio-9706

President Adama Barrow of The Republic of The Gambia, returns to  mass welcome and much celebration, from his exile in Senegal  © Jason Florio

 

President Adama Barrow of The Gambia arriving back to home crowds of well wishes estimated in the hundreds of thousands.© Jason Florio

President Adama Barrow of The Republic of The Gambia arriving back  home to crowds of well wishers, estimated in the hundreds of thousands.© Jason Florio

 

IRIN News - Gambia & President Adama Barrow images © Jason Florio

Press: IRIN News – Gambia images © Jason Florio

 

Press: The Guardian - Gambia image © Jason Florio

Press: The Guardian – Gambia image © Jason Florio

 

IRIN News - images © Jason Florio

Press: IRIN News – ‘Bye Bye Jammeh’ Gambia – images © Jason Florio

 

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Photographer, Jason Florio, interviews young Gambian man at the inauguration celebrations, Banjul © Helen Jones-Florio

Photographer, Jason Florio, interviews young Gambian man at the inauguration celebrations, Banjul © Helen Jones-Florio