Photo of the Day: Prayers of Thanks – rescued in the Mediterranean Sea © Jason Florio

 

ERITREAN PRAYERS ON BOARD RESCUE BOAT © JASON FLORIO/MOAS.EU
POST-RESCUE – ERITREAN PRAYERS ON BOARD PHOENIX SAR BOAT © JASON FLORIO/MOAS.EU, 2016

 

Check out Jason Florio’s blog for regular updates on the boat rescues he is documenting for MOAS in the Mediterranean Sea + twitter @floriophotonyc

On a lighter note, Floriotravels, on Instagram

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Montage – Instagram, HJF Gallery 

 

Check out some incredible work, available to purchase, from our very select collective of internationally established photographers, in the Helen Jones-Florio online gallery: Robert Goldstein, London; Michel Delsol, NYC; Ritty Tacsum, Malta; Chris Bartlett, NYC; Oskar Landi, NYC; Ken Shung, NYC; Jason Florio, Malta/NYC

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Machete Boy, traditional masquerades, The Gambia, West Africa

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Masquerades – The Gambia, West Africa © Helen Jones-Florio

 

The three boys turned up with a couple of rice sacks, a bunch of leafy branches, and what looked like a few scraps of bright red fabric. Within half an hour, they were transformed into Kankurangs, and  fully in character – jiggling branches, menacingly clashing machetes together… ‘ Read more here

 

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Friday Photos: Laughter & Joy – The Gambia, West Africa

BOY LAUGHING RIVER GAMBIA

GIRLS LAUGHING

 

The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”  – Mark Twain

Top: Image © Helen Jones-Florio – Swimming in the River Gambia, Karantaba, The Gambia, West Africa. Taken whilst on the ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey

Bottom: Image © Helen Jones-Florio –  Kembujeh village, The Gambia, West Africa