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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

Jason Florio

Currently in Malta – covering Europe and Africa

 

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Instagram Takeover: Smithsonian Magazine- Rhino Relocation. Images ©Jason Florio

 

Rhinos are darted before being transported (Rhino relocation) South Africa - image ©Jason Florio / Smithsonian Magazine, June 2018 edition

‘Movable Beast’ – Rhinos are darted before being transported – image ©Jason Florio / Smithsonian Magazine, 2018

Instagram Takeover – Jason Florio

Starting Saturday 16-Friday 22 June 2018, I’ve been invited by Smithsonian Magazine to take over their Instagram page for a week (huge thanks, Smithsonian!)

I was commissioned by Smithsonian (via my NYC agent, Redux Pictures). for an assignment in South Africa – ‘Movable Beast‘ – a story about the largest rhino relocation, by road, in history from South Africa to Botswana, working with the writer, Todd Pitock.

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

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

So often with magazine assignments, a limited number of images, out of hundreds shot, that make it to the pages of the magazine. Therefore, this Instagram takeover is a great opportunity to share some of my favourites, exclusively, over the next week, that did not make it to the printed page.

I do hope that you can stop by – starting from tomorrow, Saturday 16th June – and check out my images @smithsonianmagazaine

Jason Florio 

Photographer, Jason Florio - image courtesy of Helen Jones-Florio

Jason Florio – image courtesy of Helen Jones-Florio

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9/11 – ‘Never Forget’ – images ©Jason Florio

9/11 - A man walks alone in the debris of the South Tower on John Street, NYC, just a few minutes before the North Tower begins to fall © Jason Florio

9/11/2001 – A man walks alone in the debris of the South Tower, just a few minutes before the North Tower begins to fall, NYC © Jason Florio  

 

‘These images (below) were made in part as a reaction to the much-bandied meme, “Never Forget” – which originally entered the lexicon, I am told, in relation to the Holocaust. It was appropriated years later on September 11th, 2001 and has become a mantra and a marketing tool for politicians and merchandisers alike.
As an adopted New Yorker I saw daily the stripping away of the physical memory of that day, but the visual echoes still resonated, spectral-like, monochrome. ‘ Jason Florioread more here

A lone firefighter walks south on Broadway at Dey Street, in the debris of the South Tower, NYC © Jason Florio

9/11 Redux: A lone firefighter walks south on Broadway at Dey Street, in the debris of the South Tower, NYC – overlaid with same location 9.11.2011 © Jason Florio   

9/11 Redux - Facing south on West Broadway next to WTC 7, just a few minutes before the collapse of World Trade Center South Tower (9.59am) - overlaid with the same location 9.11.2011

9/11 Redux – Facing south on West Broadway next to WTC 7, just a few minutes before the collapse of World Trade Center South Tower (9.59am) – overlaid with the same location 9.11.2011 © Jason Florio

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