Youtube: LensCulture interview photographer, Jason Florio about ‘Destination Europe’

“I really hope that these pictures will break down the barriers, and get people to see them as human beings… they are not a threat, they have the same hopes and aspirations as all of us… “Jason Florio 

The European migrant crisis has receded from the public eye but continues to evolve. A veteran photojournalist, Jason Florio, offers us a wider lens on the topic, connecting the Mediterranean to the western reaches of AfricaLensCulture.

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Refugees rescue in the Aegean Sea

See more  of the above series at floriophoto.com: ‘Destination Europe’

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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 ©Helen Jones-Florio

 

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’

Magnum Photos + BJP Photography Workshop, London

 

Magnum Photos + BJP Photography workshop, London ©Jason Florio
Magnum Photos + BJP Photography workshop, London ©Jason Florio

 

Magnum Photos + BJP Photography Workshop, London – An inspiring weekend’s workshop: ‘NGOs Social Practice and Advocacy – Learn how to use storytelling for social change

Great brainstorming with esteemed editors, and colleagues, for our in-progress portrait project – ‘Gambia –Victims, and Resisters of a Regime‘ #Portraits4PositiveChange

Many thanks to Magnum Photos and LensCulture for the opportunity.

Jason Florio 

Magnum Photos + BJP Photography Workshop

 

Magnum Photos + BJP Photography workshop, London ©Jason Florio
Magnum Photos + BJP Photography workshop, London ©Jason Florio

 

 WE’LL BE Heading back to West Africa
November 30th, 2018

To carry on ‘Gambia – Victims, and Resisters of a Regime

#Portraits4PositiveChange.

Please check out our GoFundMe page.

Available for assignments – Contact here

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