RISC Benefit Photo Auction – 1 day left to bid!

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Aperture Gallery – 547 West 27th Street, #4, New York December 3, 2014 – 6:30 PM

One day left to get your bids in!

Jason was very fortunate to be chosen to take part in the inaugural RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues) training course in New York, in 2012, and therefore honored to have one of his ‘Makasutu‘ portraits in the upcoming  RISC Benefit & Silent Auction – which features the work of 46 photographers, a short program by RISC founder Sebastian Junger and Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas. Proceeds from ticket and auction sales will help RISC train and equip more freelance conflict journalists in emergency medical response. Bidding opens today – November 19  – online and ends at the benefit.

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‘Abdou with Rescued Crocodile’ © Jason Florio
As a response to the increasing dangers they face worldwide, RISC trains journalists to treat life-threatening injuries in the field. The RISC Benefit and Silent Auction… . Proceeds from the auction and event will help RISC train and equip more conflict journalists in emergency medical response.’ RISC Auction
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Some of the prints available to bid for at the RISC Auction – courtesy of Paddle8 auctions
Other contributing photographers, to the auction, include: Richard Mosse, Tim Hetherington, Mike Kamber, Brendan Hoffman, Manjari Sharma, Seamus Murphy, Erica Larsen, Roger Ballen
There is a real need for the kind of training that RISC gives to photojournalists – for free – who work in some of the most dangerous conflict zones in the world.  Please help support their cause – either by bidding or sharing about the auction.
 We wish all success, for the final day of the auction tomorrow, to Sebastian Junger and all those involved in  RISC Training.
Many thanks
The Florios – Helen & Jason

‘Musa with Rescued Patas Monkey’ – print donated to Critical Exposure fundraising auction

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For the last couple of years we have been asked to donate prints to Critical Exposure – for their Picture Equality fundraising auction; to which we have readily agreed to. It’s such a good cause, which helps to raise thousands of dollars.

Critical Exposure teaches youth to use the power of photography and their own voices to become effective advocates for school reform and social change.’ About Critical Exposure

This year, Jason donated ‘Musa with Rescued Patas Monkey‘ – an image from his ‘River Gambia‘ body of work, which he took whilst we were on our ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey‘.

This is Critical Exposure’s 10th Anniversary and last year they raised over $30,000 for their programs, to help empower youth through the medium of photography – which falls in with the ethos of what we are endeavoring to achieve with our ‘Photos Tell Stories: teaching photography – a visual language‘ workshops; we held the inaugural workshop in The Gambia, West Africa, earlier this year.

Please help spread the word, to make 2014’s auction an even bigger success – you can even bid for Jason’s print or for donated prints from other photographers, including Ed Kashi, Ami Vitale, and National Geographic.

More news on our travels and work coming soon.

The Florios – Helen & Jason

Helen Jones=Florio & Jason Florio
Helen Jones=Florio & Jason Florio