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Exhibition News: Magnum Photography Awards 2017 / LensCulture – The Photographers Gallery, London

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

Jason Florio – ‘Destination Europe’ – Photojournalism Series winner of the Magnum Photography Awards 2017

Exhibition:  The Media Wall, The Photographers, Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, W1F 7LW

9th – 18th October 2017

 

Magnum Photography Awards 2017 / LensCulture Winners

Photojournalism Series award-winning image © Jason Florio/MOAS –  ‘Destination Europe‘ 

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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

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’

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

 

 

 

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

Images of Humanity – Boat Rescues in the Mediterranean Sea, by Jason Florio

Both MOAS search and rescue boats in the Mediterranean Sea - Phoenix and the Responder © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

Both MOAS search and rescue boats in the Mediterranean Sea Phoenix and the Responder © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

 

Eritrean prayer time, post rescue, on board the Phoenix © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

Eritrean prayer time, post-rescue, on board the Phoenix © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

 

A couple. post-rescue, safely onboard the Phoenix © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

A relieved couple. post-rescue, safely onboard the Phoenix © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

 

Rescued baby - safely on board the Phoenix © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

Rescued baby – safely on board the Phoenix © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

 

A young Eritrean boy, post-rescue, on board the Phoenix © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

A young Eritrean boy, post-rescue, on board the Phoenix © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

 

352 migrants on Phoenix heading towards Augusta © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

352 migrants on Phoenix heading towards Augusta © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

 

352 migrants on Phoenix heading towards Augusta © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

352 migrants on Phoenix heading towards Augusta © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

 

NEWS UPDATE: July 5, 2016, 11.30am (CEST) – The Phoenix is currently engaged in the rescues of 10 dinghies in the Mediterranean Sea. For regular updates, please follow @MOAS

Video-Phoenix engaged in the rescues of 10 dinghies in the Mediterranean Sea

Video-Phoenix engaged in the rescues of 10 dinghies in the Mediterranean Sea – click image or here to view footage

Back in the Mediterranean, on 2nd Mission of 2016, with the Phoenix Search & Rescue Team

The MOAS Phoenix SAR boat departing from Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta © Helen Jones-Florio

Heading out: The MOAS Phoenix SAR boat departing from Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta © Helen Jones-Florio – June 27, 2016

 

Dawn over the Phoenix SAR boat in the Mediterranean Sea © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

Dawn over the Phoenix SAR boat in the Mediterranean Sea, just off the Libyan coast © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, June 28, 2016

 

UPDATE:  29, June 2016 (9am GMT) – rescues in progress with both MOAS search and rescue boats: The Phoenix and The Responder, working together. Check out MOAS twitter feed for more rescue news updates.

 

Jason Florio – currently documenting the Mediterranean crisis for MOAS.EU

Photographer, Jason Florio, onboard the Phoenix © Helen Jones-Florio

Photographer, Jason Florio, onboard the Phoenix © Helen Jones-Florio

One Week at Sea – Rescues in the Mediterranean – images by Jason Florio

The drones are sent out each day to search for boats, in the Mediterranean © Jason Florio?MOAS.EU

The drones are sent out each day from the Phoenix to search for boats, in the Mediterranean © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

 

A dinghy in distress is rescued by the Phoenix SAR team in the Mediterranean © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU 2016

A dinghy in distress is rescued by the Phoenix SAR team in the Mediterranean © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU 2016

 

A dinghy in distress is rescued by the Phoenix SAR team in the Mediterranean © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU 2016

A dinghy in distress is rescued by the Phoenix SAR team in the Mediterranean © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU 2016

 

3 year old Fridaus from Nigeria with her mothers sister being transfered to a German supply ship, Frankfurt after being rescued from a rubber boat carrying 114 © Jason Florio/MOAS.,EU 2016

3-year-old Fridaus, from Nigeria ,with her mother’s sister being transferred to a German supply ship,after being rescued from a rubber boat carrying 114 people © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, 2016

 

Rescues in progress in the Mediterranean with the Phoenix SAR team © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU 2016

Rescued – in the Mediterranean with the Phoenix SAR team © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU 2016

 

Rescues in the Mediterranean with the Phoenix SAR crew © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

Rescues in the Mediterranean with the Phoenix SAR crew © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

 

More photo updates, coming soon.

JF

Back in the Mediterranean, onboard with the Phoenix Search & Rescue Team and the Italian Red Cross

THE CREW PHOENIX, LUANCH DAY, MALTA

The Phoenix crew, with the Italian Red Cross, launch day, June 6, 2016, Marsa, Malta © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, 2016

 

The Phoenix heads out the Mediterranean, Grand Harbour, Malta © Helen Jones-Florio

The Phoenix heads out to the Mediterranean, Grand Harbour, Malta © Helen Jones-Florio

 

The Responder & The Phoenix - both MOAS Search & Rescue Boats patrol the Mediterranean together for the first time © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, 2016

The Responder & The Phoenix – both MOAS Search & Rescue Boats patrol the Mediterranean together for the first time © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, 2016. All rights reserved.

 

For the next couple of weeks, I’ll be on the first Mediterranean Sea mission of 2016, onboard the Phoenix with the SAR  team once again – and the rescues began almost immediately (images to follow in my next blog post) upon reaching the ‘Dead Zone‘:

Professional search and rescue charity Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) will enhance their life-saving efforts in the central Mediterranean this year by deploying two ships and two drones. The drones will expand their patrolling area to cover what is called the ‘dead zone’: the fatal few miles from the Libyan shore.’ MOAS.EU

I’ll be updating, with more images and words, as and when I can throughout the mission.

Jason Florio

June 10, 2016

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