‘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
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Jason Florio – onboard the MOAS Phoenix rescue boat with rescued migrants/refugees
VQR Feature: Migrants and refugees rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) – image ©Jason Florio/MOAS
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 awar
d” 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
Youtube: footage © MOAS_EU/Jason Florio, 2015. Click on above image to view. To see more video from Jason Florio, please visit ‘Film & Video‘
Since May, 2015, Jason Florio has been basing out of Malta, Europe, working with MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station), on board the Phoenix , to document the migrant and refugee crisis in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Libya.
Palestinian-Syrian boys Mohammed and Amar sleep on the decks of the MOAS rescue ship The Phoenix after being rescued © MOAS_EU/Jason Florio, 2015
Eritrean Yosef Goitom AKA King Josee helps caryy a baby to safety on the RHiB. Rescue of 369 migrants. This was the first rescue of the 2015 MOAS Mission © MOAS_EU/Jason Florio, 2015
To view more of Florio’s footage, from the rescues, please check out ‘Film & Video’