Back in The Gambia, West Africa – on assignment

Jason Florio, filming, wading in the Atlantic Ocean, The Gambia ©Helen Jones-Florio
Photographer, Jason Florio, filming, wading in the Atlantic Ocean, The Gambia ©Helen Jones-Florio

 

It’s always good to be back on the ‘Smiling Coast‘ – there is a lot going on in the #NewGambia. More news soon…

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Jason Florio, filming in Serrekunda, The Gambia, West Africa © Helen Jones-Florio
Jason Florio, filming in Serrekunda, The Gambia, West Africa © Helen Jones-Florio   

 

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Magnum Photography Awards Winners / LensCulture Exhibition, London, UK

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

We were both extremely honoured and excited to meet David Hurn, Magnum Photos, and Jim and Millie Casper, LensCulture, the other night, at the private viewing of the Magnum Photography Awards Winners 2017 exhibition on the Media Wall, The Photographers Gallery, London.

Jason Florio 'Destination Europe' The Media Wall Exhibition, The Photographers Gallery, London ©Helen Jones-Florio
Jason Florio ‘Destination Europe’ The Media Wall Exhibition, The Photographers Gallery, London ©Helen Jones-Florio

 

Magnum Photography Awards Winner 2017 - Ramona Decker talks to Jim Casper, LensCulture, The Photographers Gallery, London
Magnum Photography Awards Winner 2017 – Ramona Decker talks to Jim Casper, LensCulture, The Photographers Gallery, London

 

Check Florio’s ‘Destination Europe‘ series on his website: floriophoto.com

Press: The Guardian - images © Jason Florio 'Destination Europe' Magnum Photography Awards 2017 - Photojournalism Winner
Press: The Guardian – images © Jason Florio ‘Destination Europe’ Magnum Photography Awards 2017

 

Photographers Gallery London – Magnum Photography Awards/LensCulture Exhibition 9-18 Oct

Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards, 2017 at the Photographers Gallery London – on the Media Wall, 9-18th October 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. 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. Photojournalism Series Winner, Magnum Photography Awards 2017.
We are excited to present the 41 winners, jurors’ picks and finalists from the Magnum and LensCulture Award on our Media Wall. The award recognizes, rewards and supports new photographic talent. This year, the twelve winners hail from all over the world and deal with a diversity of subjects.’ The Photographers Gallery, LOndon

 

The Photographers Gallery, London - Magnum Photography Award winners exhibition 2017
The Photographers Gallery, London – Magnum Photography Award winners exhibition 2017
Award winners:
Argus Paul Estabrook, South Korea
Lissa Rivera, United States
Jason Florio, United Kingdom
Medina Dugger, Nigeria
Daniel Shipp, Australia
Nick Hannes, Belgium
Artur Zdral, Poland
Szymon Barylski, Ireland
Britta Jaschinski, United Kingdom
Ellie Davies, United Kingdom
Retam Kumar Shaw, India

 

Jason Florio – VQR Prize for Photography, 2016, ‘Out of the Sea’
Jason Florio – VQR Prize for Photography, 2016, ‘Out of the Sea’

 

See more of Jason Florio’s incredible award-winning photography, documenting the migrant & refugee rescues on the Mediterranean and Aegeans Seas, on his website – floriophoto.com ‘Destination Europe’

On the graffiti trail, Malta

 

'Peep Show' - Graffiti, Malta - American boxer boy ©Helen Jones-Florio
‘Peep Show and the American boxer boy’- Graffiti, Malta – ©Helen Jones-Florio        
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Graffiti - President Trump and broken wall, Malta ©Jason Florio
Graffiti – President Trump, Malta ©Jason Florio  

 

Jason Florio, photographer, and the Mediterranean Sea, Malta ©Helen Jones-
Jason Florio, photographer, and the Mediterranean Sea, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio    

 

 Graffiti mural, Malta - girl eats apple of the world ©Helen Jones-Florio
Graffiti mural, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio   

 

Jason Florio, photographer, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio IMG_6568
Jason Florio, photographer, Malta ©Helen Jones-Florio 

‘Makasutu’ – “Powerful, penetrating, beautiful and stunning B&W portraits…” by Jason Florio

 

With little command of the local language, I could only but ask my subjects to stand and look directly into the lens. With little direction on my part, I found that the subjects in front of the camera would become silently quizzical of themselves and how they wanted to be portrayed.” Jason Florio – ‘Makasutu’ award-winning portraits
'Makasutu - mecca in the forest' the book  by Jason Florio - award-winning black and white portraits, people of the Gambia
‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest’ the book by Jason Florio

 

Purchase Florio’s fine art photography prints from the Makasutu series at helenjonesflorio.com online gallery 

Exhibition – ‘Face to Face’ Sean Henry Sculptures, The Lightbox, Woking

 

'Catafalque’, 2003 - Sean Henry Sculpture, lies on a rusting steel platform, Jubilee Square, Woking, Surrey © Helen Jones-Florio
‘Catafalque’, 2003 – Sean Henry Sculpture, Woking, Surrey © Helen Jones-Florio
Face to Face – sculptures by Sean Henry

12 August 2017 – 5 November 2017

Exhibition – The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey, UK

‘Henry’s work is highly realistic and essentially modern in its choice of subject matter, colour and materials. His figures – often anonymous men and women – have an emphatic physicality which allows room for the viewer to draw their own interpretations, while deliberate changes to scale and colour imbue his figures with a powerful interiority and ‘presence’.’ Read more The Lightbox

The Wanderer - Sean Henry Sculpture, standing outside Woking train station, Surrey © Helen Jones-Florio
‘The Wanderer’ – Sean Henry Sculpture, Surrey © Helen Jones-Florio

 

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