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Exhibition – Magnum Photography Awards Winners 2017, The Photographers Gallery, London

David Hurn (Magnum Photos), Jim Casper (LensCulture), Jason Florio - Photojournalism Series Winner - Magnum Photography Awards, 2017 ©Helen Jones-Florio

David Hurn (Magnum Photos), Jim Casper (LensCulture), Jason FlorioPhotojournalism Series WinnerMagnum Photography Awards, 2017 ©Helen Jones-Florio – Exhibition private view at The Photographers Gallery, London 

 

Jason Florio, Magnum Photography Award 2017, Photojournalism Series Winner, with David Hurn (Magnum Photos), Jim and Millie Casper (LensCulture)

Jason Florio, Magnum Photography Award 2017, Photojournalism Series Winner, with David Hurn (Magnum Photos), Jim and Millie Casper (LensCulture) ©Helen Jones-Florio – Exhibition private view at The Photographers Gallery, London 

 

Oct 2017: Jason Florio – currently in West Africa on a documentary assignment. Follow on Instagram for regular updates @jasonflorio / @floriotravels
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LensCulture: ‘Destination Europe’ Interview with Jason Florio – Magnum Photography Awards 2017 Photojournalism Winner

A Nigerian migrant pulled from a rubber boat prays onboard the MOAS rescue dingy. © Jason Florio/MOAS

A Nigerian migrant pulled from a rubber boat prays on board the MOAS escue dingy. © Jason Florio/MOAS        

 

LensCulture: I would imagine that meeting your Gambian friend’s son must have been one of the most touching moments for you. How did you react? Did you call his family together?
Jason Florio: On a number of occasions, I met rescued Gambians on the MOAS ship and then quickly realized that we had friends and acquaintances in common back in The Gambia. But I was utterly floored when on two occasions I met young Gambian teenagers whose fathers I knew directly. I had photographed the father of one boy, Abdoulie, for an earlier project seventeen years prior… Read the full interview on the LensCulture site

See more from Florio’s Magnum Photography Awards 2017 Photojournalism Series Winner, ‘Destination Europe‘ at floriophoto.com

An overloaded rubber boat is intercepted in rolling seas by the MOAS rescue team. © Jason Florio/MOAS

An overloaded rubber boat is intercepted in rolling seas by the MOAS rescue team. © Jason Florio/MOAS

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Press: Meet the Gambian migrants under pressure to leave Europe – IRIN News

Migrants rejected for asylum but unable to return home often end up homeless and dependent on charities - Image © Jason Florio/IRIN News

Migrants rejected for asylum but unable to return home often end up homeless and dependent on charities – Image © Jason Florio/IRIN News

Prisoners of Hope - Interview footage by Jason Florio / IRIN News

Interview footage by Jason Florio / IRIN News with Louise Hunt – Gambian migrant talks about his time in Sicilian camps

 

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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

Follow on Instagram: jasonflorio

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

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

 

 

 

#Everydaymigration – images ©Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

 

 

 

The @EverydayMigration Instagram feed launched by showcasing the work of @JasonFlorio, a British photographer who has been embedded on multiple missions onboard the MOAS.EU (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) search and rescue ship off the coast of Libya since May 2015. Having been based in the Gambia before he began his work with MOAS… read/see more @everydaymigration

Red moon on the Mediterranean Sea

 

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Image © Jason Florio, November 2016 – view of the MOAS Responder search and rescue boat (taken from onboard the Phoenix SAR boat) and the moon, in the Mediterranean Sea

 

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