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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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9/11 – ‘Never Forget’ – images ©Jason Florio

9/11 - A man walks alone in the debris of the South Tower on John Street, NYC, just a few minutes before the North Tower begins to fall © Jason Florio

9/11/2001 – A man walks alone in the debris of the South Tower, just a few minutes before the North Tower begins to fall, NYC © Jason Florio  

 

‘These images (below) were made in part as a reaction to the much-bandied meme, “Never Forget” – which originally entered the lexicon, I am told, in relation to the Holocaust. It was appropriated years later on September 11th, 2001 and has become a mantra and a marketing tool for politicians and merchandisers alike.
As an adopted New Yorker I saw daily the stripping away of the physical memory of that day, but the visual echoes still resonated, spectral-like, monochrome. ‘ Jason Florioread more here
A lone firefighter walks south on Broadway at Dey Street, in the debris of the South Tower, NYC © Jason Florio

9/11 Redux: A lone firefighter walks south on Broadway at Dey Street, in the debris of the South Tower, NYC – overlaid with same location 9.11.2011 © Jason Florio   

9/11 Redux - Facing south on West Broadway next to WTC 7, just a few minutes before the collapse of World Trade Center South Tower (9.59am) - overlaid with the same location 9.11.2011

9/11 Redux – Facing south on West Broadway next to WTC 7, just a few minutes before the collapse of World Trade Center South Tower (9.59am) – overlaid with the same location 9.11.2011 © Jason Florio

A Zipline technician carries one of the company's drones, Uganda - image ©Jason Florio for MIT Technology Review

A Zipline technician carries one of the company’s drones, Rwanda – image ©Jason Florio for MIT Technology Review

 

‘In Rwanda, an early commercial test of unmanned aerial vehicles cuts a medical facility’s time to procure blood from four hours to 15 minutes.’ Reporting by Jonathan W.Rosen  June 8, 2017 / Images (& video footage) © Jason Florio – for MIT Technology Review

 

The drone is monitored as it follows its pre-programmed flight path - image ©Jason Florio for MIT Technology Review

The drone is monitored as it follows its pre-programmed flight path – image ©Jason Florio for MIT Technology Review

 

Read/more images/video footage: MIT Technology Review 
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Print Sale – Bond Street Print Shop, NYC – Benefit sale hosted by Janette Beckman & Julie Grahame

Print Sale - Bond Street Print Shop, NYC

Print Sale – Bond Street Print Shop, NYC

 

Benefit print sale – including two framed prints donated by

Jason Florio

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

For more details, please visit: Helen Jones-Florio on-line gallery blog

 

We’re back in The Gambia, West Africa

Photographer Jason Florio at work, The Gambia, West Africa

Photographer Jason Florio at work, The Gambia, West Africa – image ©Helen Jones-Florio

 

Follow on Instagram – @Jason Florio & @floriotravels for regular photo updates from The Gambia,  West Africa

Press: Newsweek – Gambia Elections, Dec 2016

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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 in Europe – interviewing Syrian Refugees

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Jason Florio films an interview with N., a Syrian refugee rescued by MOAS’ Responder SAR team – image © Helen Jones-Florio

 

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 

 

RESCUE AT SEA-N. AND FAMILY

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.

 

 

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Post-rescue smiles of relief:  safe and dry, Syrian refugees N. and  her sister-in-law, Z., with  photographer, Jason Florio, onboard the Responder.

 

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

Rohingya refugees, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

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Image © Jason Florio – Rohingya refugee children, nr Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, S.Asia – Oct, 2015

Nov 2nd, 2015: Currently in Rangoon, Burma (Myanmar) – on route to Sittwe, Rakhine State