19 Nov GoFundMe: Jason Florio Gambia – Victims, and Resisters of a Regime #Portraits4PositiveChange
GoFundMe: Jason Florio ‘Gambia – Victims, and Resisters of a Regime‘ #Portraits4PositiveChange – To face the past, victims, and resisters of the Jammeh regime come forward.
In a global political climate where authoritarian rule is on the rise – where autocratic leaders crush dissent, and opposition, with brutality and little or no regard for human rights – it is essential to keep telling the stories of those who suffered, and those who bravely resisted – who were often one and the same.
GoFundMe: Jason Florio ‘Gambia – Victims, and Resisters of a Regime‘
Your support will enable us – Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio – to continue our work, to create an extensive body of portraits of the victims and resisters of the 22-year brutal dictatorship of the Yahya Jammeh’s regime, as a tool for positive change and advocacy… please to our campaign page to find out why this is so important… GoFundMe
To see more of this work-in-progress series of portraits, please go to floriophoto.com
Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio Having worked as documentary photographers in the Gambia for almost 20 years, in the shadow of the dictatorship of President Yahya Jammeh, we knew the dangers, not just for us – but, most especially for Gambians who bravely dared to challenge the often brutal regime… read more on the GoFundMe page
Immense gratitude to everyone who has supported our campaign, so far.
Header image © Helen Jones-Florio: Jason Florio photographs Ballo Kanteh, the Gambia – an ex-political prisoner, he shows the burns he suffered after melted plastic was dripped onto his skin by Jammeh’s hit-squad, the Junglers. Kanteh spent 18-year detention at the notorious Mile 2 prison – for the first two years, he was held in solitary confinement in a pitch dark cell, which has permanently damaged his eyesight.
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