Photographers Gallery London – Magnum Photography Awards/LensCulture Exhibition 9-18 Oct

Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards, 2017 at the Photographers Gallery London – on the Media Wall, 9-18th October 2017.

Bangladeshi and Pakistani migrants wait to be evacuated from the fetid hold of a smuggler’s boat off the coast of Libya. © Jason Florio/MOAS. Photojournalism Series Winner, Magnum Photography Awards 2017.
Bangladeshi and Pakistani migrants wait to be evacuated from the fetid hold of a smuggler’s boat off the coast of Libya. © Jason Florio/MOAS. Photojournalism Series Winner, Magnum Photography Awards 2017.
We are excited to present the 41 winners, jurors’ picks and finalists from the Magnum and LensCulture Award on our Media Wall. The award recognizes, rewards and supports new photographic talent. This year, the twelve winners hail from all over the world and deal with a diversity of subjects.’ The Photographers Gallery, LOndon

 

The Photographers Gallery, London - Magnum Photography Award winners exhibition 2017
The Photographers Gallery, London – Magnum Photography Award winners exhibition 2017
Award winners:
Argus Paul Estabrook, South Korea
Lissa Rivera, United States
Jason Florio, United Kingdom
Medina Dugger, Nigeria
Daniel Shipp, Australia
Nick Hannes, Belgium
Artur Zdral, Poland
Szymon Barylski, Ireland
Britta Jaschinski, United Kingdom
Ellie Davies, United Kingdom
Retam Kumar Shaw, India

 

Jason Florio – VQR Prize for Photography, 2016, ‘Out of the Sea’
Jason Florio – VQR Prize for Photography, 2016, ‘Out of the Sea’

 

See more of Jason Florio’s incredible award-winning photography, documenting the migrant & refugee rescues on the Mediterranean and Aegeans Seas, on his website – floriophoto.com ‘Destination Europe’

Wednesday Photo: Bangladeshi and Pakistani migrants in the lower decks of an overcrowded people-smuggling fishing boat

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©Jason Florio/MOAS.eu 2015. All rights reserved – in the cramped hull of a people-smuggling boat, in the Mediterranean Sea, post-rescue

 

‘In the fetid bowels the last of an estimated 200 people that were below deck on a fishing boat carrying 416, wait for the rescue team to evacuate them. Many of them were Bangladeshis, who had lived in Libya as skilled guest workers until the security situation made it untenable to remain, forcing them to take the only route possible where already over 1800 had died in the past 6 months in hopes of getting to safety.’  JASON FLORIO

 

Recently published, along with exclusive black and white portraits of rescued migrants and refugees, a 35-page feature, in VQR – Virginia Quarterly Review – Winter 2016 edition. See more of Florio’s images and read the full feature here.

 

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VQR cover shot © Jason Florio/MOAS.eu, 2015