Refugees in Myanmar and Turkey – iPhone images © Jason Florio

  The last couple of months has seen me travelling, on fact-finding missions about refugees, for Migrant Report and MOAS, in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Turkey. Next week, I get back on board with MOAS_EU, on their new mission to the Aegean Sea, to document the refugee rescues at sea, off the coast of Greece. More […]

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 […]

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 […]