Yahya Jammeh

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