Month: November 2016

Press: Gambia Elections – The Guardian – images © Jason Florio

Press - Gambia goes to the elections, The Guardian - image © Jason Florio

Press – Gambia goes to the elections, The Guardian – image © Jason Florio

‘Wearing a black T-shirt with the words Power of Freedom emblazoned in red, rapper Jerreh Badjie (stage name Retsam), is part of a tight circle of young Gambian dissidents pushing for an end to the country’s totalitarian regime…

read more here – words by Louise Hunt, for The Guardian + more images © Jason Florio

 

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VQR 2016 Prize for Photography – Jason Florio ‘Out of the Sea’

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VQR Feature: Migrants and refugees rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) – image ©Jason Florio/MOAS

I feel highly thankful to receive this year’s VQR 2016 Prize For Photography 
for my  essay ‘Out of the Sea’ on the migration crisis in the Mediterranean.
VQR has been a home for my work for a number of years
and I would like to thank the VQR team for continuing to champion my work and honoring me with this award” Jason Florio
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Portraits of rescued refugees and migrants from Syria and Nigeria, on board the Phoenix rescue boat © Jason Florio

 

Big congratulations to the other VQR 2016 winners

Read the entire ‘Out of the Sea‘ feature and view the series of portraits on the Virginia Quarterly Review site. All images © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

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Cover shot ©Jason Florio/VQR Winter 2016

Press: Newsweek – Gambia Elections, Dec 2016

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Image © Jason Florio – President Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia, West Africa

 

‘Gambia: Will this election finally be a chance for opposition parties to oust the president?’ Newsweek – words by Louise Hunt, 11/23/16

Rescues in the Mediterranean

On board one of the migrant wooden boats - overloaded with 700+ men, women, and children - in the Mediterranean Sea © Jason Florio /MOAS>EU

On board one of the migrant wooden boats – overloaded with 700+ men, women, and children – in the Mediterranean Sea © Jason Florio /MOAS.EU

 

22 migrants and refugees making a futile attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea, from Libya to Italy, are incepted by the Moas rescue team and brought to safety after receiving a distress call ©Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

 Boat destroyed to stop Libyan smugglers reusing it after 22 migrant/refugees are rescued from it by theMOAS search and rescue team, off the coast of Libya ©Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

 

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Red moon on the Mediterranean Sea

 

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Image © Jason Florio, November 2016 – view of the MOAS Responder search and rescue boat (taken from onboard the Phoenix SAR boat) and the moon, in the Mediterranean Sea

 

Heavy weather in the Mediterranean – onboard MOAS search & rescue boat

 

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©Jason Florio, Oct 2016 – Storms over the Mediterranean Sea

 

Jason Florio is currently back at sea, with the MOAS SAR team (search and rescue), onboard the Phoenix , patrolling the waters just off the coast of Libya.

The stormy weather meant that the first couple of days down in the SAR area were quiet but today, as the sea calmed, all that changed and the team has been busy with rescues all morning.

 

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©Jason Florio/MOAS.EU – Migrant rest, post-rescue, onboard the deck of the Phoenix

 

 

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©Jason Florio/MOAS.EU – Zainab and her 6-month old son, Wissam, were rescued from the Mediterranean this morning. Now safely onboard the Phoenix

 

More updates to come. In the meantime, please follow Jason Florio/Instagram and Floriophotonyc/Twitter for regular updates