migrants

Working with NGO’s – images ©Jason Florio

Female farmer preparing boxes of tomatoes to sell, Ghana - image © Jason Florio for NGO, United Purpose (Concern Universal)

Tomato farmer, Ghana – image © Jason Florio for NGO, United Purpose (Concern Universal)

 

Bangladeshi and Pakistani migrants wait to be evacuated from the fetid hold of a smuggler’s boat off the coast of Libya. © Jason Florio/MOAS. Photojournalism Series Winner, Magnum Photography Awards 2017.

Bangladeshi and Pakistani migrants wait to be evacuated from the fetid hold of a smuggler’s boat off the coast of Libya. © Jason Florio/MOAS, NGO. Photojournalism Series Winner, Magnum Photography Awards 2017.

 

Food Security - farmer holds peanut plant - seed trials in Senegal to help increase peanut size and yield. Image ©Jason Florio for NGO, United Purpose

Food Security – seed trials in Senegal to help increase peanut size and yield. Image ©Jason Florio for NGO, United Purpose

 

The Guardian: Photojournalism series winner – Destination Europe British photographer Jason Florio’s picture shows Gambian and other West African migrants lying exhausted on the deck of a rescue ship after being saved from a packed rubber boat that was starting to sink off the coast of Libya

The Guardian: Photojournalism series winner – ‘Destination Europe‘ – British photographer Jason Florio’s picture shows Gambian and other West African migrants lying exhausted on the deck of a rescue ship after being saved from a packed rubber boat that was starting to sink off the coast of Libya

 

See more of Florio’s work with NGO’s on his website: floriophoto.com

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UNICEF - Women & children who fled Al Shabaab Islamists, wait in line at feeding centre, Mogadishu, Somalia © Jason Florio

UNICEF – Women & children, who fled Al Shabaab Islamists, wait in line at feeding centre, Mogadishu, Somalia © Jason Florio

Out with the old and in with the new Gambia – images © Jason Florio

Photographer, Jason Florio, is granted permission to photograph the then president-elect, Adama Barrow, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio

Photographer, Jason Florio, is granted permission to photograph the then president-elect, Adama Barrow, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio

 

Portrait of the then President-elect, Adama Barrow, of The Republic of The Gambia ©Jason Florio

The then President-elect, Adama Barrow, of The Republic of The Gambia ©Jason Florio

 

 

Ex-President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, Roots Homecoming Festival © Jason Florio

Ex-President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, Roots Homecoming Festival © Jason Florio/Getty Images

 

Ex-President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, leaving Banjul for exile in Equitorial Guinea © Jason Florio

Ex-President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, leaving Banjul for exile in Equatorial Guinea © Jason Florio/Redux Pictures

 

APRC /Jammeh supporter cries as the ex-president of The Gambia leaves Banjul airport for exile in Equitorial Guinea © Jason Floria

APRC /Jammeh supporter cries as the ex-president of The Gambia leaves Banjul airport © Jason Florio/Redux Pictures

 

Youth activists setting up signboards to advertsie the inauguration of President Barrow in The Gambia, on the day he returns from exile in Senegal © Jason Florio

Youth activists setting up signboards to advertsie the inauguration of President Barrow in The Gambia © Jason Florio

 

President Adama Barrow of The Republic of The Gambia, arrives back into the country after his self-imposed exile in Senegal © jason_florio-9706

President Adama Barrow of The Republic of The Gambia, returns to  mass welcome and much celebration, from his exile in Senegal  © Jason Florio

 

President Adama Barrow of The Gambia arriving back to home crowds of well wishes estimated in the hundreds of thousands.© Jason Florio

President Adama Barrow of The Republic of The Gambia arriving back  home to crowds of well wishers, estimated in the hundreds of thousands.© Jason Florio

 

IRIN News - Gambia & President Adama Barrow images © Jason Florio

Press: IRIN News – Gambia images © Jason Florio

 

Press: The Guardian - Gambia image © Jason Florio

Press: The Guardian – Gambia image © Jason Florio

 

IRIN News - images © Jason Florio

Press: IRIN News – ‘Bye Bye Jammeh’ Gambia – images © Jason Florio

 

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Photographer, Jason Florio, interviews young Gambian man at the inauguration celebrations, Banjul © Helen Jones-Florio

Photographer, Jason Florio, interviews young Gambian man at the inauguration celebrations, Banjul © Helen Jones-Florio

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

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

Instagram: World at a Glance – Jason Florio photography

 

Instagram - World at a Glance © Jason Florio

Instagram – World at a Glance © Jason Florio 

 

Also, Floriotravels on Instagram: teamwork – all images © Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

Migrant Report: Dutch Plans to Ferry Refugees Back to Turkey

shop run by Syrian asylum seekers in, Izmir Turkey. © Jason Florio/MOAS

Kebab shop run by Syrian asylum seekers in, Izmir Turkey. © Jason Florio/MOAS

 

Could Dutch Plan to Ferry Refugees Back to Turkey be Europe’s Silver Bullet?

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.

Refugees in Myanmar and Turkey – iPhone images © Jason Florio

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Left & middle – Syrian refugees, right, humanitarian translator, Mohammed Alshalh, Izmir, Turkey – Dec 2015. iPhone images © Jason Florio  Instagram

 

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 news coming soon

JF

 

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Refugee children in Myanmar, S.E. Asia – Nov 2015. iPhone images © Jason Florio. Instagram