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Jason Florio

Jason Florio ( UK/USA) is a photojournalist and filmmaker based in Banjul, Gambia. 
His work is focused  towards under-reported stories about people living on the margins of society and human rights. He has lived and worked on and off in The Gambia over the past 20 years creating bodies of work exploring themes of traditional leadership, environment, migration and transitional justice. His work has been published in international outlets including The New York Times, The New Yorker, CNN and The Telegraph. He has exhibited with solo shows in the USA, Europe and Asia, and his work has been recognised with a number of awards, including The Magnum Photography Award and American Photography 34. He has received grants from Aperture Foundation, EU Migration Media and Fondation pour l'Egalité des Chances en Afrique.
He was made a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society for co-leading the first circumnavigation of the Gambia by foot, and the first source-to-sea expedition of River Gambia.

 
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A long form project documenting the Victims & Resisters of the former Gambian regime under the dictatorship of Yahya Jammeh - through portrait and video testimonies.


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A long form project documenting the Victims & Resisters of the former Gambian regime under the dictatorship of Yahya Jammeh - through portrait and video testimonies.


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A long form project documenting the Victims & Resisters of the former Gambian regime under the dictatorship of Yahya Jammeh - through portrait and video testimonies.


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Photographer: "Destination Europe' - images produced over 18 during multiple embeds with the NGO MOAS - while they carried out the rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas


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Photographer: "Destination Europe' - images produced over 18 during multiple embeds with the NGO MOAS - while they carried out the rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas


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Photographer: "Destination Europe' - images produced over 18 during multiple embeds with the NGO MOAS - while they carried out the rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas


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DOP + Producer: A 10 minute short produced for HIV/AIDS Alliance about the struggles and successes of a transgender community in Georgetown, Guyana


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DOP + Producer: A 30 minute documentary produced for Amnesty International that tells the story of human rights defenders who worked at great risk in The Gambia during the dictatorial regime of former president Yahya Jammeh.


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DOP: 'I Cannot Bury My Father' - a 30 minute documentary about the search for justice by a young Ghanaian whose father was one of over 55 West African migrants murdered in The Gambia by the then president, Yahya Jammeh's hit-squad.


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