Jason Florio – currently on assignment for Smithsonian Magazine, in South Africa – on route to Botswana Instagram @jasonflorio / website floriophoto.com
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“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
Purchase Florio’s fine art photography prints from the Makasutu series at helenjonesflorio.com online gallery
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‘Fireworks‘ by Robert Goldstein – black and white fine art photography prints, available from the helenjonesflorio.com online gallery.
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
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‘The Future’s So Bright’
Self-portraits by Diana Fine
‘Bright’ is a slang term for light complexion in the African Diaspora
“‘The Future’s So Bright’ represents my engagement with the social norms around beauty and power in Africa; norms that incubated in the shadow of colonialism, Western primacy and the aesthetic ideals that were perpetuated during that period.
The ideals of beauty continue to plaque African societies and African women disproportionately, some six decades after we’ve regained independence” Diane Fine
Read and see more at helenjonesflorio.com ‘blogging it’
‘For the past two years (2015-16), I was embedded with the first search and rescue NGO, Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), to operate rescue ships. Their specific aim is to save the lives of migrants and refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean and Aegean seas...’ Jason Florio – Read/see more on the LensCulture site
PHOTOJOURNALISM SERIES WINNER/ MAGNUM PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2017 JASON FLORIO United Kingdom ‘Destination Europe’
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