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 […]

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

“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 […]

Heading back out to the Mediterranean Sea with the Phoenix Search & Rescue Boat

  Heading out to sea again, early next week, with the Phoenix crew, to document search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean for MOAS. EU. I’ll post regular updates here, as the journey progresses. Jason Florio   ‘Migrant Offshore Aid Station fleet readies for June 6th mission launch after Mediterranean’s deadliest week. Professional search and […]

PRESS: ‘Portraits of a Rescue on the Mediterranean’ by Jason Florio – VQR

In doing so, with more than 100 subjects, Florio has created a humanizing counterpoint to the images that have dominated the narrative of the migration crisis so far. “I know it sounds cliché, but I felt these portraits were an effective way to find the individual in the whole mess. All the images of migrants […]

MOAS – Migrant Offshore Aid Station – #onemore campaign

  MOAS – #onemore campaign –  ‘a Malta-based registered foundation, dedicated to preventing loss of life by providing professional search-and-rescue assistance to people in distress at sea or trapped on unsafe vessels.’     Jason Florio – 2015 itinerary, to-date: January-December 2015: the beginning of the year saw Florio and his photography producer wife, Helen […]