West Africa

Press: Meet the Gambian migrants under pressure to leave Europe – IRIN News

Migrants rejected for asylum but unable to return home often end up homeless and dependent on charities - Image © Jason Florio/IRIN News

Migrants rejected for asylum but unable to return home often end up homeless and dependent on charities – Image © Jason Florio/IRIN News

Prisoners of Hope - Interview footage by Jason Florio / IRIN News

Interview footage by Jason Florio / IRIN News with Louise Hunt – Gambian migrant talks about his time in Sicilian camps

 

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Press: ‘Disposable Africans – migration and its consequences’ IRIN News-images ©Jason Florio

 

‘Much ink has been spilt trying to make sense of the migration flow across the Mediterranean, a stretch of sea that has become the frontline of capitalism’s most urgent question: What’s more valuable – a human life, or the fraying concept of the sanctity of state borders?’ IRIN News – ‘Disposable Africans – migration and its consequences’

The Blackout Portraits ©Jason Florio

Karen National Liberation Army freedom fighters, Burma © Jason Florio

Karen National Liberation Army freedom fighters, Burma © Jason Florio

Portraits of two Tarahuma women, Mexico © Jason Florio

Portraits of the Tarahumara, Mexico © Jason Florio

Makasutu Portraits, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio

Makasutu Portraits, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio

AMISOM Female Soldier, Somalia © Jason Florio

AMISOM Female Soldier, Somalia © Jason Florio

'Silafando' portraits of village chiefs and elders, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio

‘Silafando’ portraits of village chiefs and elders, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio

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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

 

Print Sale – Bond Street Print Shop, NYC – Benefit sale hosted by Janette Beckman & Julie Grahame

Print Sale - Bond Street Print Shop, NYC

Print Sale – Bond Street Print Shop, NYC

 

Benefit print sale – including two framed prints donated by

Jason Florio

Photography prints, starting at $100. 100% of the money raised will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Print sale – Bond Street Print Shop, NYC – hosted by renowned British, NYC-based, photographer, Janette Beckman, and aCurator magazine’s, Julie Grahame.
Date: April 8th, 2017

For more details, please visit: Helen Jones-Florio on-line gallery blog

 

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

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

Press - Gambia goes to the elections, The Guardian - image © Jason Florio

Press – Gambia goes to the elections, The Guardian – image © 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

 

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Press: Newsweek – Gambia Elections, Dec 2016

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Image © Jason Florio – President Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia, West Africa

 

‘Gambia: Will this election finally be a chance for opposition parties to oust the president?’ Newsweek – words by Louise Hunt, 11/23/16

Heading back out to the Mediterranean Sea with the Phoenix Search & Rescue Boat

MOAS Rescue images © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

Rescue images from the Aegean (onboard the Responder search & rescue boat) and the Mediterranean Sea (on board the Phoenix search & rescue boat) © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, 2015-16. All rights reserved.

 

Heading out to sea again, early next week, with the Phoenix crew, to document search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean for MOAS. EU.

I’ll post regular updates here, as the journey progresses.

Jason Florio

 

‘Migrant Offshore Aid Station fleet readies for June 6th mission launch after Mediterranean’s deadliest week.

Professional search and rescue charity Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) will enhance their life-saving efforts in the central Mediterranean this year by deploying two ships and two drones. The drones will expand their patrolling area to cover what is called the ‘dead zone’: the fatal few miles from the Libyan shore.’ Read more on the MOAS site

 

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The MOAS rescue team evacuating migrants from a boat carrying 414 men, women and children.

The MOAS rescue team evacuating migrants from a boat carrying 414 men, women, and children.

 

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Bangladeshes emerge from the hold of a boat carrying 414 migrants. The African was told by the smugglers to guard the hole to stop people coming up.

Bangladeshis emerge from the hold of a boat carrying 414 migrants. The African was told by the smugglers to guard the hole to stop people coming up.

 

Palestinian-Syrian boys Mohammed and Amar sleep on the decks of the MOAS rescue ship The Phoenix after being rescued

Palestinian-Syrian boys Mohammed and Amar sleep on the decks of the MOAS rescue ship The Phoenix after being rescued