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Podcast Jason Florio – 9/11 to African Stories

Podcast Jason Florio - listen to the award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker as he talks about his work over the past 20 years, with Neale James/Breathe Pictures

Podcast Jason Florio – 9/11 to African Stories

Podcast Jason Florio To quote from his website biography, Jason Florio’s focus has been on ‘under-reported stories about people living on the margins of society and human rights.’ His work has been recognised with a number of awards, including The Magnum Photography Award 2017 for his raw pictorial stories on migration. It’s little wonder that photographs of his reside in a number of public and private collections and his solo and joint exhibitions worldwide have been greeted by awe, enthusiasm, and celebration. Neale James/Breathe Pictures

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Podcast Jason Florio - images by award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker from 9-11, The Gambia, migrant rescues - interview with Neale James/Breathe Pictures
Podcast Jason Florio – images by the award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker – interview with Neale James/Breathe Pictures

I met with Jason in The Gambia in 2018 along with his creative, business and actual life partner, Helen Jones-Florio. It was a serendipitous meeting, well for me at least, as I was in West Africa involved in the recording of a political short documentary. We sat in a restaurant one evening by a beach close to the couples’ Gambian home discussing how Jason came to make his transition from the non-stop vibe of commercial photographic work in New York, to what at face value seemed an altogether slower pace of life on a continent four thousand miles from Manhattan. Neale James/Breath Pictures

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image © Jason Florio - 9/11 2001, New York City
image © Jason Florio – 9/11 2001, New York City



Talking about his work in The Gambia as a photojournalist “The newspapers, and journalists, had a very hard time, under 22 years of Yahya Jammeh’s dictatorial rule. Journalists were gunned down…Deyda Hydara, was a very famous journalist who owned The Point newspaper, he was assassinated back in 2004. Chief Ebrima Manneh, another journalist that was ‘disappeared’… never to reappear. Journalists were tortured…” Jason Florio

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Youtube: 9-11 the day The Towers fell, Jason Florio’s story

Check out Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio’s collaborative, on-going, multi-media portrait series ‘Gambia – victims, and resisters#Portraits4PositiveChange

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