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‘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 Onboard a fishingContinue reading “Magnum Photography Awards 2017 – Jason Florio Photojournalism Winner ‘Destination Europe’”
‘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.
Part of the power of these portraits lies in context, in learning who the migrants are, and how, amid such wretched circumstances, a democratic mix of citizens emerges—a melting pot of nationalities and ethnicities, of classes and educations. “It was surreal to see these women in their delicate scarves and fancy handbags,” Florio recalls.Continue reading “Hard Copy: VQR – Portraits and boat rescues from the Mediterranean Sea – Images by Jason Florio”