Podcast Jason Florio – ‘9/11 to African Stories’

Podcast Jason Florio – ‘9/11 To African Stories’ – listen to the interview with Neale James/Breathe Pictures

I met with Jason Florio in The Gambia in 2018 along with his creative, business and actual life partner, Helen Jones-Florio. It was a serendipitous meeting, well for me at least, as I was in West Africa involved in the recording of a political short documentary. We sat in a restaurant one evening by a beach close to the couples’ Gambian home discussing how Jason came to make his transition from the non-stop vibe of commercial photographic work in New York, to what at face value seemed an altogether slower pace of life on a continent four thousand miles from Manhattan.Neale James/Breath Pictures

Podcast Jason Florio – listen here

Podcast Jason Florio – images by the award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker – interview with Neale James/Breathe Pictures

Talking about his work in The Gambia, West Africa, as a photojournalist “The newspapers, and journalists, had a very hard time, under 22 years of Yahya Jammeh’s dictatorial rule. Journalists were gunned down…Deyda Hydara, was a very famous journalist who owned The Point newspaper, he was assassinated back in 2004. Chief Ebrima Manneh, another journalist that was ‘disappeared’… never to reappear. Journalists were tortured…” Jason Florio

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WATCH: Youtube: 9-11 the day The Towers fell, Jason Florio’s story

“Dear Neale & Jason, This film is a testiment, in both cases, to the importance of making documentary stories, thank you both for your remarkable work and voice.” Regards, Giles Penfold/Youtube comment

Podcast Jason Florio To quote from his website biography, Jason Florio’s focus has been on ‘under-reported stories about people living on the margins of society and human rights.’ His work has been recognised with a number of awards, including The Magnum Photography Award 2017 for his raw pictorial stories on migration. It’s little wonder that photographs of his reside in a number of public and private collections and his solo and joint exhibitions worldwide have been greeted by awe, enthusiasm, and celebrationNeale James/Breathe Pictures

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Check out Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio’s collaborative, on-going, multi-media portrait series:

‘Gambia – victims, and resisters

 #Portraits4PositiveChange
#Portraits4PositiveChange exhibition booklet – front cover © Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio

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‘Destination Europe’ by Jason Florio – prints ready to ship to the International Center of Photography, NYC

‘Destination Europe’ award-winning photography© Jason Florio

With great thanks, Helene Greenberg-Wyman Contemporary, New York. A selection of 10 photography prints from Jason Florio’s long term award-winning body of work ‘Destination Europe’– documenting the migration crisis in the Mediterranean sea (2015-16) – will become part of the permanent collection of International Centre of Photography Museum, New York City. 

‘The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture’

L-R: David Hurn (Magnum Photos), Jim Casper (LensCulture), Jason Florio (Magnum Photography Awards Winner, 2017) – The Photographers Gallery, London, Oct 12th ©Helen Jones-Florio

Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to preserve the legacy of “concerned photography”—the creation of socially and politically minded images that have the potential to educate and change the world—and the center’s mission endures today, even as the photographic medium and image-making practices have evolved. Through its exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the role that photographs, videos, and new media play in our society. To date, it has presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes at every level. 

ICP brings together photographers, artists, students, and scholars to create and interpret the realm of the image. Here, members of this unique community are encouraged to explore photography and visual culture as mediums of empowerment and as catalysts for wide-reaching social change’

See more from the series, ‘Destination Europe‘, on Florio’s website: floriophoto.com

Photographer, Jason Florio, making #Portraits4PositiveChange, the Gambia, West Africa © Helen Jones-Florio
Photographer, Jason Florio, making #Portraits4PositiveChange, the Gambia, West Africa © Helen Jones-Florio

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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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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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