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New York City-Malta: Photographers, Jason Florio & Reza Deghati meet up after 20 years

New York-Vallletta, Malta - Photographers and Jason Florio and Reza Deghati meet again after 20 years

Photographers Reza Deghati and Jason Florio meet again after 20 years. Image courtesy of Helen Jones-Florio, Valletta, Malta, July 2018

 

July 2018: Jason Florio, currently in Malta

Photographers, Jason Florio & Reza Deghati – Almost 20 years ago, whilst I was still trying to break out of assisting, I was fortunate to have dinner with legendary National Geographic photographers David Alan Harvey and Reza Deghati, in NYC. A life-affirming conversation with them gave me the confidence to pursue the path of photojournalism, that I was just starting to tread upon. Today, here in Malta (when he presented and exhibited his project, ‘Exile Voices‘), after all these years, I had the beautiful opportunity to meet Reza again – and let him know that his and David’s words had a profound impact on my life. It’s been a crazy journey at times, but the one which I feel blessed to be on…

Taschakor, Reza! Great to see you … let’s not wait another 20 years!! JF

 

Arrival into the Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan from Tajikistan with Northern Alliance fighters ©Jason Florio

Arrival into the Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan from Tajikistan with Northern Alliance fighters ©Jason Florio

 

One of the first assignments, as a photojournalist, after that inspiring meeting in NYC with Reza and David, took me to Afghanistan (more than once, over the years)

An Afghan Diary

My journey to the Taliban-controlled region of Afghanistan in August 2000 was in fact not planned. I was on my way to Kashmir to follow the ‘jihad trail’ when I got a call to join my colleague and writer, Pepe Escobar, who was working on jihad stories on the Pakistan-Afghan border – he said: “This is (Afghanistan) where it’s really happening…”. read more on my website

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Currently in Malta – covering Europe and Africa

 

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Smithsonian Magazine, June 2018 Edition – Rhino Relocation. Images ©Jason Florio

'Movable Beast' Smithsonian Magazine, June 2018

‘Movable Beast’ Smithsonian Magazine, June 2018 -rhino image ©Jason Florio (photo credit: Helen Jones-Florio)

A poaching team – the several men who actually do the grisly job may receive as much as $10,000 per horn‘ ‘Movable Beast

Words by Todd Pitock / Images ©Jason Florio for Smithsonian Magazine, June 2018. Now available, online, to view

‘I couldn’t keep putting my people at risk,” he said. “I couldn’t go to their families next time and tell them it wasn’t the poachers but one of our guys who got shot.’

'Movable Beast' Smithsonian Magazine, June 2018 image © Jason Florio

‘Movable Beast’ Smithsonian Magazine, June 2018 – image © Jason Florio

‘The thieves were hunting mostly in Kruger National Park and the areas around South Africa’s eastern border with Mozambique. But as anti-poaching measures there improved and the price of rhino horn kept soaring, to tens of thousands of dollars a kilogram, the poachers began expanding into new territory.

They first hit Van Niekerk’s place, deep in the interior, in January 2017, came again the next month, and a third time that April. They killed six rhinos...’ read more online/Smithsonian Magazine

 

Press: Meet the Gambian migrants under pressure to leave Europe – IRIN News

Migrants rejected for asylum but unable to return home often end up homeless and dependent on charities - Image © Jason Florio/IRIN News

Migrants rejected for asylum but unable to return home often end up homeless and dependent on charities – Image © Jason Florio/IRIN News

Prisoners of Hope - Interview footage by Jason Florio / IRIN News

Interview footage by Jason Florio / IRIN News with Louise Hunt – Gambian migrant talks about his time in Sicilian camps

 

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Out with the old and in with the new Gambia – images © Jason Florio

Photographer, Jason Florio, is granted permission to photograph the then president-elect, Adama Barrow, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio

Photographer, Jason Florio, is granted permission to photograph the then president-elect, Adama Barrow, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio

 

Portrait of the then President-elect, Adama Barrow, of The Republic of The Gambia ©Jason Florio

The then President-elect, Adama Barrow, of The Republic of The Gambia ©Jason Florio

 

 

Ex-President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, Roots Homecoming Festival © Jason Florio

Ex-President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, Roots Homecoming Festival © Jason Florio/Getty Images

 

Ex-President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, leaving Banjul for exile in Equitorial Guinea © Jason Florio

Ex-President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, leaving Banjul for exile in Equatorial Guinea © Jason Florio/Redux Pictures

 

APRC /Jammeh supporter cries as the ex-president of The Gambia leaves Banjul airport for exile in Equitorial Guinea © Jason Floria

APRC /Jammeh supporter cries as the ex-president of The Gambia leaves Banjul airport © Jason Florio/Redux Pictures

 

Youth activists setting up signboards to advertsie the inauguration of President Barrow in The Gambia, on the day he returns from exile in Senegal © Jason Florio

Youth activists setting up signboards to advertsie the inauguration of President Barrow in The Gambia © Jason Florio

 

President Adama Barrow of The Republic of The Gambia, arrives back into the country after his self-imposed exile in Senegal © jason_florio-9706

President Adama Barrow of The Republic of The Gambia, returns to  mass welcome and much celebration, from his exile in Senegal  © Jason Florio

 

President Adama Barrow of The Gambia arriving back to home crowds of well wishes estimated in the hundreds of thousands.© Jason Florio

President Adama Barrow of The Republic of The Gambia arriving back  home to crowds of well wishers, estimated in the hundreds of thousands.© Jason Florio

 

IRIN News - Gambia & President Adama Barrow images © Jason Florio

Press: IRIN News – Gambia images © Jason Florio

 

Press: The Guardian - Gambia image © Jason Florio

Press: The Guardian – Gambia image © Jason Florio

 

IRIN News - images © Jason Florio

Press: IRIN News – ‘Bye Bye Jammeh’ Gambia – images © Jason Florio

 

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Photographer, Jason Florio, interviews young Gambian man at the inauguration celebrations, Banjul © Helen Jones-Florio

Photographer, Jason Florio, interviews young Gambian man at the inauguration celebrations, Banjul © Helen Jones-Florio