Podcast Rogue Hippos & Photographing During a Dictatorshop
Podcast: Rogue Hippos! & Photographing During a Dictatorshop-Jason Florio talks to Neale James/Photography Daily Show about his work in The Gambia, West Africa: Today two stories featuring humanitarian photojournalist Jason Florio. In the first we talk about a photo expedition he took with his wife and business partner Helen Jones-Florio along the Gambia River, which sounds beautifully romantic and exotic in equal measure, but doesn’t come without its wildlife challenges as you’re about to find out.
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Podcast: Rogue Hippos! & Photographing During a Dictatorshop – Jason Florio

River Gambia Expedition team mate, Abdou Ndong, paddles at dawn in Southern Senegal ©Jason Florio / SAFARI254 

Podcast: Rogue Hippos! & Photographing During a Dictatorshop – Jason Florio

Podcast: Rogue Hippos! & Photographing During a Dictatorshop – Jason Floriotalks with Neale James/The Photography Daily Show, about living and working in The Gambia, West Africa.

Podcast: Rogue Hippos! & Photographing During a Dictatorshop – Jason Florio

Today two stories featuring humanitarian photojournalist Jason Florio. In the first we talk about a photo expedition he took with his wife and business partner Helen Jones-Florio along the Gambia River, which sounds beautifully romantic and exotic in equal measure, but doesn’t come without its wildlife challenges as you’re about to find out. And then in part two of our conversation, we discuss moving to Africa, living initially under a regime that didn’t encourage open documentary work or journalism or indeed anyone who might want to talk of uncomfortable truths in a country which has the motto, progress, peace and prosperity. Listen to the podcast at The Photography Daily Show

Jason Florio photography - color image of A young boy fishes from his traditional pirogue (dugout canoe) on the River Gambia, The Gambia, West Africa
‘Samba Fishing’, River Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio
River Gambia Expedition – 10044km source-sea African odyssey
Podcast: Rogue Hippos! & Photographing During a Dictatorshop – Jason Florio
‘Gambia – victims, and resisters‘ – 13-year-old, Binta Tunkara, looking at a photo of her late father on her phone. Bintu is the daughter of murdered Gambian, Lamin Tunkara. He was part of a group of 56 West African migrants who were murdered. Image ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio
‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’

“We want answers and we want justice, and we will not give up until those who are responsible are held accountable.” Nana-Jo Ndow, human rights activist and founder of ANEKED, whose father was murdered by Yahya Jammeh’s security forces

The Photoville FENCE 2020 - Nana Jo Ndow holds a photograph of her father, Saul Ndow who was killed by Gambian security forces. 'Gambia - victims, and resisters' ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio
(LEFT) Nana-Jo Ndow, daughter of Saul Ndow, holding a picture of her father who, in 2013, was forcibly disappeared from Senegal, along with Mahawa Cham, former Gambian MP. Witness testimonies revealed that they had been abducted and taken over the border into The Gambia, where they were both killed by Jammeh’s security forces in Jammeh’s home village. “We want answers and we want justice, and we will not give up until those who are responsible are held accountable.” (RIGHT) One of three crocodile pools in former Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh’s home village. It is alleged that a number of Jammeh’s victms were dropped into local wells and some thrown to the crocodiles to destroy the evidence.Image ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio
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WATCH: ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey‘. Footage ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

Huge thanks to Neale James at the Photography Daily Show for inviting Jason Florio to share our West Africa experiences.

View Jason Florio’s fine art photography prints here, on the gallery site. All images from River Gambia showcased on Florio’s website are available to purchase through the gallery. Contact us for any queries.

Header image ©Jason Florio – River Gambia expedition team-mate, Abdou Ndong

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