Yahya Jammeh

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

Inside the notorious Mile 2 prison, Banjul, The Gambia ©Jason Florio

A man in the solitary confinement unit, inside the notorious Mile 2 prison, Banjul, The Gambia ©Jason Florio (more images available to license, on request)

 

‘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

 

Sister of murdered journalist, Chief Ibrima Manneh, Lamin, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio

Sister of murdered journalist, Chief Ebrima Manneh, in the family compound, Lamin, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio

 

Read more at IRIN News

 

‘We Never Gave up – Stories of Courage in Gambia’ – trailer

#GAMBIAHASDECIDED - still from 'We never Gave up - Stories of Courage in Gambia' - a production by Jason Florio / Louise Hunt for Amnesty International

#GAMBIAHASDECIDED ©Jason Florio – still from ‘We never Gave up – Stories of Courage in Gambia’ – a production by Jason Florio / Louise Hunt for Amnesty International

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As of March 2018, this blog site will no longer be updated. Thank you and see you on the other side!

 

‘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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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

See more from Florio’s Magnum Photography Awards 2017 Photojournalism Series Winner, ‘Destination Europe‘ at floriophoto.com

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