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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A Prince in Cape Town – young LGBT asylum seeker from Zimbabwe in Cape Town

A film by Jason Florio & Zane Dedlow for International HIV/AIDS Alliance

 

A Prince in Cape Town: Being a young LGBT asylum seeker

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are often forced to flee their home country to escape discrimination and violence only to face an uncertain future as undocumented migrants with no access to health care services… read more at International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

Prince January, at home in a township in South Africa - portrait © Jason Florio
Prince January at home in a township in Cape Town – portrait © Jason Florio

 

August 2018
Currently in Malta – covering Europe and Africa
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Ports of Hope, Malta – candlelit vigil

Ports of Hope, a candlelit vigil to honor the lives lost at sea and the need for solidarity, Valletta, Malta, 5th July 2018 ©Helen Jones-Florio
Ports of Hope, a candlelit vigil to honor the lives lost at sea and the need for solidarity, Valletta, Malta, 5th July 2018 ©Helen Jones-Florio

Candlelit Vigil, Malta – Ports of Hope

Ports of Hope, a candlelit vigil to honor the lives lost at sea and the need for solidarity, Valletta, Malta, 5th July 2018 ©Jason Florio
Ports of Hope, a candlelit vigil to honor the lives lost at sea and the need for solidarity, Valletta, Malta, 5th July 2018 ©Jason Florio

 

Ports of Hope – a candlelit vigil was held in Valletta, Malta, to honor the lives of those lost at sea, trying to reach a better life, and the need for solidarity –  5th July 2018.

 

Ports of Hope, a candlelit vigil to honor the lives lost at sea and the need for solidarity, Valletta, Malta, 5th July 2018 ©Jason Florio
Ports of Hope, a candlelit vigil to honor the lives lost at sea and the need for solidarity, Valletta, Malta, 5th July 2018 ©Jason Florio

 

We feel the need to provide a space and opportunity to remember those who have lost their lives in their desperate effort to cross the Mediterranean Sea, hoping to seek asylum, to reach security and a better tomorrow. The horrific loss of life in the Mediterranean continues – somebody’s child, parent, brother, sister, friend, spouse… Ports of Hope.

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American Photography 34 Slideshow – image ©Jason Florio ‘Destination Europe’

 

American Photography 34 Winners - image ©Jason Florio - 'Destination Europe' shell-shocked West African migrants on board rescue boat, Mediterranean, as their smugglers dinghy is set on fire in the background
American Photography 34 Winners – image ©Jason Florio – ‘Destination Europe’

 

American Photography 34  slideshow – image ©Jason Florio – ‘Destination Europe‘.
Shell-shocked West African migrants on board the rescue boat, in the Mediterranean Sea, as their rubber dinghy is set on fire in the background, to prevent the smugglers (who followed them) reusing it.  
Congratulations to all the photographers who were eventually chosen.

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