Happy Labor Day, 2017!

'FIREWORKS' - fine art photography print © Robert Goldstein - available from the Helen Jones-Florio gallery
‘FIREWORKS’ – fine art photography print © Robert Goldstein       

Happy Labor Day!

Fireworks‘ by Robert Goldstein – black and white fine art photography prints, available from the helenjonesflorio.com online gallery.

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Exhibition – ‘Face to Face’ Sean Henry Sculptures, The Lightbox, Woking

 

'Catafalque’, 2003 - Sean Henry Sculpture, lies on a rusting steel platform, Jubilee Square, Woking, Surrey © Helen Jones-Florio
‘Catafalque’, 2003 – Sean Henry Sculpture, Woking, Surrey © Helen Jones-Florio
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

The Wanderer - Sean Henry Sculpture, standing outside Woking train station, Surrey © Helen Jones-Florio
‘The Wanderer’ – Sean Henry Sculpture, Surrey © Helen Jones-Florio

 

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‘The Future’s So Bright’ – African skin bleaching. Self-Portraits © Diana Fine

The Future’s So Bright – What's behind African Skin Bleaching. Self-Portraits © Diana Fine
The Future’s So Bright – African Skin Bleaching. Self-Portraits © Diana Fine

‘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

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Postcards from Brighton ©Helen Jones-Florio

Carousel, Brighton Pier, UK. Funfair ride © Helen Jones-Florio
All the fun of the fair – Carousel, Brighton Pier © Helen Jones-Florio

 

Blurry Brighton Pier seen through the bars of a fence ©Helen Jones-Florio
Fade away – See you next time, Brighton ©Helen Jones-Florio

 

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@floriotravels/Instagram – all images by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio (unless otherwise stated)

Magnum Photography Awards 2017 – Jason Florio Photojournalism Winner ‘Destination Europe’

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.
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

 

Jason Florio - 'Destination Europe' - one of the top winners of the Magnum Photography Awards 2017

Onboard a fishing boat 30 miles off the coast of Libya, a Bangladeshi man begs to be released from the overcrowded hold of the boat where he was packed with 150 men in slave-ship like conditions. The boat carried414 migrants and refugees attempting to reach Italy. The migrant boat was intercepted by the NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station’s rescue ship, and all the people on board were evacuated. © Jason Florio/MOAS

 

PHOTOJOURNALISM SERIES WINNER/ MAGNUM PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2017

JASON FLORIO

United Kingdom

‘Destination Europe’

 

Gambian and other West African migrants just rescued from a packed rubber boat off the coast of Libya huddle on the deck of Migrant Offshore Aid Station’s ship. In the background, their rubber boat is set ablaze to prevent smugglers, who were circling during the rescue, from taking the engine and boat back to Libya to use again. © Jason Florio.

Gambian and other West African migrants just rescued from a packed rubber boat off the coast of Libya huddle on the deck of Migrant Offshore Aid Station’s ship. In the background, their rubber boat is set ablaze to prevent smugglers, who were circling during the rescue, from taking the engine and boat back to Libya to use again. © Jason Florio.

 

PRESS:
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
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#WorldRefugeeDay 2017 – images by Jason Florio

World Refugee Day 2017 - portraits of Syrian refugees post-rescue - images ©Jason Florio
World Refugee Day 2017 – Images ©Jason Florio. See full series of portraits here

 

Destination Europe‘ – images by Jason Florio, taken over a two-year period, whilst embedded onboard rescue ships in the Aegean & Mediterranean Sea, with Malta-based NGO, MOAS.

Fatima from Daraa, Syria traveling with only with her five young children comforts her 5-year-old twins, Ines and Imed, post-rescue © Jason Florio
Fatima from Daraa, Syria traveling with only with her five young children comforts her 5-year-old twins, Ines and Imed, post-rescue © Jason Florio