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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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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.

 

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MOAS – Migrant Offshore Aid Station – #onemore campaign

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Young girl making bread, refugees in Turkey – image © MOAS_EU/Jason Florio, 2015. All rights reserved.

 

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.’

 

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A family of refugees, in their makeshift home, in Turkey – image © MOAS_EU/Jason Florio, 2015. All rights reserved

 

Jason Florio – 2015 itinerary, to-date:

January-December 2015: the beginning of the year saw Florio and his photography producer wife, Helen Jones-Florio, basing out of West Africa, working on various assignments, plus personal long-term photo projects. Since May, they have been basing out of the small Mediterranean island of Malta, when Florio began working with MOAS – Migrant Offshore Aid Station – on board the Phoenix boat, in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Libya; documenting the rescues of thousands of migrants and refugees. He recently traveled to Myanmar and Bangladesh, on a fact-finding mission, about the plight of the Rohingya refugees, and recently returned back from another mission to document the refugees in Turkey.

Currently – mid-December 2015: on route to the Aegean Sea, to board MOAS’s new rescue boat, the Responder, to document the refugees making the often perilous, and all-too-often fatal, crossing from Turkey to Greece.

Please contact florio@floriophoto.com for further information, and assignment requests.

World Trade Center Attack – September 11th, 2001

World Trade Center Attack - September 11th, 2001

Lone man © Jason Florio – September 11, 2001, NYC, USA