Wednesday Photo: Bangladeshi and Pakistani migrants in the lower decks of an overcrowded people-smuggling fishing boat

  ‘In the fetid bowels the last of an estimated 200 people that were below deck on a fishing boat carrying 416, wait for the rescue team to evacuate them. Many of them were Bangladeshis, who had lived in Libya as skilled guest workers until the security situation made it untenable to remain, forcing themContinue reading “Wednesday Photo: Bangladeshi and Pakistani migrants in the lower decks of an overcrowded people-smuggling fishing boat”

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PRESS: The families migrants leave behind – IRIN

  Whilst on the MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) Phoenix, documenting the migrant and refugee boat rescues in the Mediterranean, off the Libyan coast, a couple of months ago, Florio, met a young man, Lamin, from The Gambia, West Africa; a country which we had, at that point, been living in full time for overContinue reading “PRESS: The families migrants leave behind – IRIN”

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Press: Jason Florio’s best photograph – African migrants crammed into a boat off Libya

  The Guardian: June 25th, 2015 Interview by: Louise Hunt ‘I was wearing a white protective suit and had my cameras; I looked like a spaceman. I shook their hands and tried to make eye contact, then I climbed on to the engine cover. This is maybe a quarter of those on board. It was onlyContinue reading “Press: Jason Florio’s best photograph – African migrants crammed into a boat off Libya”

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Press: ‘Rare photographs document the rescue of hundreds of migrants’ (by MOAS) – Foreign Policy Magazine

  ‘For the media, it can be a difficult story to cover. Drownings in remote ocean locales are not places that reporters and photographers can reach easily or rapidly. All too often, the boats they seek to find are lost to the depths before anyone can arrive. So the images the world sees of theContinue reading “Press: ‘Rare photographs document the rescue of hundreds of migrants’ (by MOAS) – Foreign Policy Magazine”

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