MOAS Migrant Boat Rescue No.1 & 2 – off the coast of Libya – Images ©Jason Florio/MOAS

  Photographer, Jason Florio, May 4th, 2015, presently on route to Sicily, with hundreds of migrants – including men, women, children, babies – after being involved in two rescue missions just off the coast of Libya, over the weekend: ‘I left Malta just over 24 hours ago on board the Migrant Offshore Aid Station MOASContinue reading “MOAS Migrant Boat Rescue No.1 & 2 – off the coast of Libya – Images ©Jason Florio/MOAS”

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Meeting the Gambian village chiefs – the Alkalo’s – see their portraits on exhibition for the first time in The Gambia

Something for the weekend…   If you are new to the story,  in short, in 2009, photographer, Jason Florio, myself, and three Gambian team mates, two donkeys and a cart to carry camera and camping equipment, walked around the small West African country of The Gambia – ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush –Continue reading “Meeting the Gambian village chiefs – the Alkalo’s – see their portraits on exhibition for the first time in The Gambia”

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Photo of the Day: construction workers on Lake Kivu barge, Rwanda – by Jason Florio

  Lake Kivu’s Great Gas Gamble – Rwanda In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, electricity-starved Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are trying to get power from a lake—and avert catastrophe … . read the full feature here – by Jon W. Rosen/ Images © Jason Florio Press & published work

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Recycling plastic: The Kankurang masquerade – ‘Coming of Age’ ceremony, The Gambia. Image © Jason Florio

  To read more about the machete wielding Kankurang, and why this particular Mandinka masquerade was on the beach – made from recycled plastic rice sacks – in The Gambia, West Africa, please see previous post.  

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