#WorldToiletDay2019 – Images & short film ©Jason Florio / United Purpose NGO

David lost his legs after as a result of coming into contact with poison – he used to have to crawl into the bush to defecate, and all the dangers which that presented. Now he has his toilet. Image ©Jason Florio / United Purpose Nigeria

Today is World Toilet Day2019!

Today is World Toilet Day! Play your part in ensuring no one is left behind without sanitation – United Purpose Nigeria, NGO

Watch a short film for #WorldToiletDay2019 made by Jason Florio
and Zane Dedlow for United Purpose

Polio Victim Lawrence Itsu of Bisu ward constructed his own toilet after his community was triggered, Nigeria © Jason Florio

Polio Victim, Lawrence Itsu, of Bisu ward constructed his own toilet after his community was triggered. He is a shoemaker, teacher and also offers computer services in his village. He is married with five children. Image ©Jason Florio/United Purpose

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On-line hangout – ‘The Great Exodus: A Look at How the Migrant Crisis is Being Pictured in the Media’

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The first rescues by the MOAS search and rescue team in the Mediterranean Sea – image © Jason Florio/MOAS.eu, 2015


The Reading The Pictures Salon is an on-line, real-time discussion between photojournalists, visual academics and other visual or subject experts… .’ Read more, and register for the hangout (Sunday 10th January 2015 – 11am-1pm EST/4pm-6pm GMT), on the RTP’s salon website.

The panel:
MichelleBogre‬ The New School Parsons; ‪‎AnneDemo‬ Penn State University; AlixandraFazzina‬Photographer, NOOR; Jason Florio Freelance Photographer; ShaniOrgad‬ London School of Economics and Political Science; GlennRuga‬ Social Documentary Network; MichaelShaw‬Reading the Pictures; MODERATOR: CaraFinnegan‬

Florio will be joining in the discussion, from the Aegean Sea, where he is currently on another photo assignment, this time with MOAS’s new rescue boat, the Topaz Responder

Black and White Monday: Cracked windscreen, Kinshasa, DR Congo

Image © Helen Jones-Florio, Kinshasa, DR Congo


I have ridden in many, many, taxis in parts of Africa where cracked windscreens seem to be de rigueur. However, this one defied the realms of possibility. The screen – barely held together (it wasn’t even taped up!) – has to be the finest I have seen… yet, that is.

Helen Jones-Florio

Related: Black & White Photography

NGO, Concern Universal: Ebola, hygiene, and hand washing – image by Jason Florio

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Image © Jason Florio for Concern Universal, The Gambia and Senegal, West Africa (click image to ‘like’ CU’s FB page)


To view more of Jason Florio’s images, for CU, in West Africa, please visit their website.

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‘Off to work we go… Ebola-free Gambia, for Concern Universal

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