The Gambia - 22 years of tears
For twenty-two years President Yahya Jammeh ruled the small West African nation of the Gambia like his own personal fiefdom until he was forced into exile in January 2017. Under his regime, any members of society that spoke out against him or deemed a threat to his rule could be arbitrarily detained, imprisoned, tortured, murdered, and disappeared. Thousands became victims of Jammeh's tyrannical rule and security apparatus. The portraits are part of an ongoing project to give a face and voice to those who suffered under Jammeh and will form a document of historical record.