Magnum Photography Awards 2017 – Photojournalism Series Winner: Jason Florio ‘Destination Europe’

For the past two years (2015-16), I was embedded with the first search and rescue NGO, Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), to operate rescue ships. Their specific aim is to save the lives of migrants and refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean and Aegean seas...’ Jason Florio – Read/see more on the LensCulture site

 

Jason Florio - 'Destination Europe' - one of the top winners of the Magnum Photography Awards 2017

Onboard a fishing boat 30 miles off the coast of Libya, a Bangladeshi man begs to be released from the overcrowded hold of the boat where he was packed with 150 men in slave-ship like conditions. The boat carried 414 migrants and refugees attempting to reach Italy. The migrant boat was intercepted by the NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station’s rescue ship, and all the people on board were evacuated. © Jason Florio

 

PHOTOJOURNALISM SERIES WINNER/ MAGNUM PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2017

JASON FLORIO

United Kingdom

‘Destination Europe’

 

Gambian and other West African migrants just rescued from a packed rubber boat off the coast of Libya huddle on the deck of Migrant Offshore Aid Station’s ship. In the background, their rubber boat is set ablaze to prevent smugglers, who were circling during the rescue, from taking the engine and boat back to Libya to use again. © Jason Florio.

Gambian and other West African migrants just rescued from a packed rubber boat off the coast of Libya huddle on the deck of Migrant Offshore Aid Station’s ship. In the background, their rubber boat is set ablaze to prevent smugglers, who were circling during the rescue, from taking the engine and boat back to Libya to use again. © Jason Florio.

 

Check out floriophoto.com for more on Florio’s work with MOAS in the Aegean Sea & the Mediterranean Sea
Instagram @Jasonflorio

Book Cover: ‘Born to Run’. Image © Jason Florio – Tarahumara long distance runner, Mexico

Book Cover - 'Born to Run'. Image © Jason Florio - Tarahumara long distance runner, Sierra Madre, Mexico

Book Cover – ‘Born to Run‘. Tarahumara long-distance runner, Sierra Madre Mountains, Mexico. Image © Jason Florio 

 

See more of Jason Florio’s ‘Blackout Portraits’ of the Tarahumara Indians here: ‘Born to Run’ 

Tarahumara Indians, Cooper Canyon, Sierra Madre, Mexico. Image ©Jason Florio

Tarahumara Indians, Cooper Canyon, Sierra Madre, Mexico. Image ©Jason Florio

Press: ‘Disposable Africans – migration and its consequences’ IRIN News-images ©Jason Florio

 

‘Much ink has been spilt trying to make sense of the migration flow across the Mediterranean, a stretch of sea that has become the frontline of capitalism’s most urgent question: What’s more valuable – a human life, or the fraying concept of the sanctity of state borders?’ IRIN News – ‘Disposable Africans – migration and its consequences’

A Zipline technician carries one of the company's drones, Uganda - image ©Jason Florio for MIT Technology Review

A Zipline technician carries one of the company’s drones, Rwanda – image ©Jason Florio for MIT Technology Review

 

‘In Rwanda, an early commercial test of unmanned aerial vehicles cuts a medical facility’s time to procure blood from four hours to 15 minutes.’ Reporting by Jonathan W.Rosen  June 8, 2017 / Images (& video footage) © Jason Florio – for MIT Technology Review

 

The drone is monitored as it follows its pre-programmed flight path - image ©Jason Florio for MIT Technology Review

The drone is monitored as it follows its pre-programmed flight path – image ©Jason Florio for MIT Technology Review

 

Read/more images/video footage: MIT Technology Review 
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The Blackout Portraits ©Jason Florio

Karen National Liberation Army freedom fighters, Burma © Jason Florio

Karen National Liberation Army freedom fighters, Burma © Jason Florio

Portraits of two Tarahuma women, Mexico © Jason Florio

Portraits of the Tarahumara, Mexico © Jason Florio

Makasutu Portraits, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio

Makasutu Portraits, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio

AMISOM Female Soldier, Somalia © Jason Florio

AMISOM Female Soldier, Somalia © Jason Florio

'Silafando' portraits of village chiefs and elders, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio

‘Silafando’ portraits of village chiefs and elders, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio

See more of Florio’s Blackout portrait collections on his website floriophoto.com

Jason Florio – ‘Destination Europe’ entries into Magnum Photography Awards 2017

 

For the past two years (2015-16), I was embedded with the first search and rescue NGO, MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) to operate rescue ships, specifically to save the lives of migrants and refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean and Aegean seas.’  JF

Visit the Lensculture site (or click on the above image to share on FB) to view Jason Florio’s full entry of images.

 

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Jason Florio - onboard the MOAS Phoenix rescue boat

Jason Florio – onboard the MOAS Phoenix rescue boat with rescued migrants/refugees

 

 

 

Press: IRIN News – ‘Gambians seek justice after Jammeh’s fall’ – images © Jason Florio

Mariama Saine, one of the last people arrested before Jammeh fell, The Gambia - portrait © Jason Florio for IRIN News

Mariama Saine, The Gambia – portrait © Jason Florio for IRIN News

Torture victim Mariama Saine, whose mother was a UDP activist, wants to see her abusers punished. She was arrested on the eve of the 1 December election and interrogated at the NIA detention site known as Bulldozer.
“They were beating me while I could hear the election results being announced on a television,” said Saine – read more IRIN News
Ngoi Njie, Gambian activist, tortured under Jammeh's regime, tells her story - image © Jason Florio

Ngoi Njie, Gambian opposition activist, tortured under Jammeh’s regime, tells her story to IRIN News – image © Jason Florio

 

4/14/2017Jason Florio is currently based between Malta, Europe, and West Africa

 

Press: Joseph Muscat – Prime Minister of Malta ©Jason Florio

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Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, Malta. Image © Jason Florio, 2017 – for the Daily Mail online 

 

Puffed up minnows on the Med: Thought negotiating Brexit couldn’t get any trickier? Meet the Maltese former radio journalist who’s holding Britain hostage…’ Ian Birrell/Read more

Print Sale – Bond Street Print Shop, NYC – Benefit sale hosted by Janette Beckman & Julie Grahame

Print Sale - Bond Street Print Shop, NYC

Print Sale – Bond Street Print Shop, NYC

 

Benefit print sale – including two framed prints donated by

Jason Florio

Photography prints, starting at $100. 100% of the money raised will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Print sale – Bond Street Print Shop, NYC – hosted by renowned British, NYC-based, photographer, Janette Beckman, and aCurator magazine’s, Julie Grahame.
Date: April 8th, 2017

For more details, please visit: Helen Jones-Florio on-line gallery blog

 

Multimedia – President Adama Barrow arrives back to The Gambia + celebrations in Banjul

President Adama Barrow arrives back to The Gambia to a phenomenal welcome - footage © Jason Florio / Ruptly TV

President Adama Barrow arrives back to The Gambia to a phenomenal welcome – footage © Jason Florio / Ruptly TV

 

Gambians celebrate the arrival of ECOWAS troops to the capital, Banjul ©Jason Florio / Ruptly TV

Gambians celebrate the arrival of ECOWAS troops to the capital, Banjul ©Jason Florio / Ruptly TV bbb

 

#GambiaHasDecided graffiti is prominent throughout Gambia © Jason Florio

#GambiaHasDecided graffiti is prominent throughout Gambia © Jason Florio