Benefit print sale – including two framed prints donated by
Photography prints, starting at $100. 100% of the money raised will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Print sale – Bond Street Print Shop, NYC – hosted by renowned British, NYC-based, photographer, Janette Beckman, and aCurator magazine’s, Julie Grahame.
Date: April 8th, 2017
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Image © Jason Florio – President Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia, West Africa
‘Gambia: Will this election finally be a chance for opposition parties to oust the president?’ Newsweek – words by Louise Hunt, 11/23/16
Filming an interview with N. – as part of a MOAS.EU documentary – a Syrian refugee who has now been resettled in a small village in southern Germany, along with members of her family. They were all rescued earlier this year by the MOAS Responder SAR team, from the Aegean Sea, when their overcrowded rubber dinghy got into trouble in stormy waters, during their third attempt to make the often treacherous crossing from Turkey to Greece. I was onboard the Responder boat when the rescue took place. JF
Syrian refugees use the torch apps on their phones, in a desperate attempt to get the attention of the rescue boat – N., and her family are on board the dinghy. Image © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, 2016. All rights reserved.
Post-rescue smiles of relief: safe and dry, Syrian refugees N. and her sister-in-law, Z., with photographer, Jason Florio, onboard the Responder.
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.’
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.
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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
Nov 2nd, 2015: Currently in Rangoon, Burma (Myanmar) – on route to Sittwe, Rakhine State
Scene from the Car: On route from Chittagong to the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar, stuck in major traffic – as in, we aren’t getting anywhere fast. JF, Oct 26, 2015
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