Month: September 2017

Johannesburg, a glimpse – images © Jason Florio

 

Johannesburg - graffiti and architecture - images ©Jason Florio

Johannesburg – graffiti and architecture – images ©Jason Florio     

 

Jason Florio – currently on assignment for Smithsonian Magazine, in South Africa – on route to Botswana

Instagram @jasonflorio / website floriophoto.com

 

Johannesburg - graffiti and architecture - images ©Jason Florio

Johannesburg – graffiti and architecture – images ©Jason Florio

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9/11 – ‘Never Forget’ – images ©Jason Florio

9/11 - A man walks alone in the debris of the South Tower on John Street, NYC, just a few minutes before the North Tower begins to fall © Jason Florio

9/11/2001 – A man walks alone in the debris of the South Tower, just a few minutes before the North Tower begins to fall, NYC © Jason Florio  

 

‘These images (below) were made in part as a reaction to the much-bandied meme, “Never Forget” – which originally entered the lexicon, I am told, in relation to the Holocaust. It was appropriated years later on September 11th, 2001 and has become a mantra and a marketing tool for politicians and merchandisers alike.
As an adopted New Yorker I saw daily the stripping away of the physical memory of that day, but the visual echoes still resonated, spectral-like, monochrome. ‘ Jason Florioread more here
A lone firefighter walks south on Broadway at Dey Street, in the debris of the South Tower, NYC © Jason Florio

9/11 Redux: A lone firefighter walks south on Broadway at Dey Street, in the debris of the South Tower, NYC – overlaid with same location 9.11.2011 © Jason Florio   

9/11 Redux - Facing south on West Broadway next to WTC 7, just a few minutes before the collapse of World Trade Center South Tower (9.59am) - overlaid with the same location 9.11.2011

9/11 Redux – Facing south on West Broadway next to WTC 7, just a few minutes before the collapse of World Trade Center South Tower (9.59am) – overlaid with the same location 9.11.2011 © Jason Florio

LensCulture: ‘Destination Europe’ Interview with Jason Florio – Magnum Photography Awards 2017 Photojournalism Winner

A Nigerian migrant pulled from a rubber boat prays onboard the MOAS rescue dingy. © Jason Florio/MOAS

A Nigerian migrant pulled from a rubber boat prays on board the MOAS escue dingy. © Jason Florio/MOAS        

 

LensCulture: I would imagine that meeting your Gambian friend’s son must have been one of the most touching moments for you. How did you react? Did you call his family together?
Jason Florio: On a number of occasions, I met rescued Gambians on the MOAS ship and then quickly realized that we had friends and acquaintances in common back in The Gambia. But I was utterly floored when on two occasions I met young Gambian teenagers whose fathers I knew directly. I had photographed the father of one boy, Abdoulie, for an earlier project seventeen years prior… Read the full interview on the LensCulture site

See more from Florio’s Magnum Photography Awards 2017 Photojournalism Series Winner, ‘Destination Europe‘ at floriophoto.com

An overloaded rubber boat is intercepted in rolling seas by the MOAS rescue team. © Jason Florio/MOAS

An overloaded rubber boat is intercepted in rolling seas by the MOAS rescue team. © Jason Florio/MOAS

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New to the website: ‘Victims of Jammeh’ – torture, abuse, and dissent, The Gambia. Portraits ©Jason Florio

Victims of Jammeh - Sainey MK Marenah - dissident Gambian journalist, jailed by Jammeh © Jason Flori

‘Victims of Jammeh‘  Sainey MK Marenah – dissident Gambian journalist, jailed by Jammeh © Jason Florio

 

‘Victims of Jammeh – torture, abuse, and dissent’ The Gambia, West Africa – a work in progress. Portraits © Jason Florio

 

'Victims of Jammeh' The Gambia, West Africa - portraits by Jason Florio

‘Victims of Jammeh‘ The Gambia, West Africa – portraits by Jason Florio  

 

Ngoi Njie, Gambian activist, tortured under Jammeh's regime, tells her story - image © Jason Florio

‘Victims of Jammeh‘ Ngoi Njie, Gambian activist, tortured under Jammeh’s regime © Jason Florio

 

See more of this ongoing body of work at floriophoto.com  website / follow on Instagram @jasonflorio