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‘The Best of LensCulture VOL.2’ – photo book

Photobook: The Best of LensCulture VOL.2 - 'Destination Europe' images © Jason Florio

The Best of LensCulture VOL.2 – ‘Destination Europe’ images © Jason Florio

The Best of LensCulture VOL.2

Big thanks to all LensCulture for sending me a copy of their new photobook: ‘The Best of LensCulture VOL.2’ – which features my ‘Destination Europe’ series, which was one of the Juror’s Picks in the Exposure Awards category.

Photobook : The Best of LensCulture VOL.2 - cover

The Best of LensCulture VOL.2 – cover. Copies can be purchased online.

 

The Best of LensCulture, Vol. 2

Here are 162 award-winning photographers you should know. These exciting contemporary photographers come from 38 countries on five continents, and they are making remarkable work right now in diverse cultures around the world. It’s fresh, inspiring, insightful and thought-provoking.

This book celebrates excellence in the visual language of photography in all genres: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, portrait, street photography, abstract, landscape, architecture, nature, alternative process, experimental, poetic, personal, and more… read more on the LensCulture site

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August 2018

Currently in Malta – covering Europe and Africa

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A Prince in Cape Town – young LGBT asylum seeker

A film by Jason Florio and Zane Dedlow for HIV/AIDS Alliance

A Prince in Cape Town: young LGBT asylum seeker

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are often forced to flee their home country to escape discrimination and violence only to face an uncertain future as undocumented migrants with no access to healthcare services.

When they set me free, I was only seeing with one eye and my face was very swollen. The only thing I wanted was to see my mother, because I was thinking that I was going to die…I lied to her that it was robbers, because I did not want her to know that I was beaten because of being gay.  Prince January

Prince January shares his journey from Zimbabwe to Cape Town and his message of hope for the future.

The film was made for International HIV/AIDS Alliance and funded by the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Prince January, sits in a township, Cape Town. Portrait © Jason Florio for HIV/AIDS Alliance

Prince January, Cape Town. Portrait © Jason Florio for HIV/AIDS Alliance

 

Related post: “A Blossom Pink World” – Transgender in Guyana

 

July 2018

Currently in Malta – covering Europe and Africa

@jasonflorio / @floriotravels – Instagram

floriotravels – Vimeo

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Lensculture Exposure Awards - winners and finalists 2018

Lensculture – Exposure Awards: Winners, Finalists & Jurors’ Picks

 

A very nice surprise to hear my images from the migration crisis in the Mediterranean is a Jurors’ Pick in the LensCulture ExposureAwards2018– Many thanks to Mazie Harris at the Department of Photographs Getty Museum for selecting my work, and many thanks to Jim and Millie Casper and the LensCulture team – and big congrats to all the all the other photographers! Jason Florio

The work will be exhibited at Somerset House during Photo London May 17-20, 2018

Gambian and other West African migrants just rescued from a packed rubber boat off the coast of Libya huddle on the deck of Migrant Offshore Aid Station’s ship. In the background, their rubber boat is set ablaze to prevent smugglers, who were circling during the rescue, from taking the engine and boat back to Libya to use again. © Jason Florio.

Jurors’ Picks/Lensculture Exposure Awards – Image © Jason Florio: Gambian and other West African migrants just rescued from a packed rubber boat off the coast of Libya huddle on the deck of Migrant Offshore Aid Station’s ship. In the background, their rubber boat is set ablaze to prevent smugglers, who were circling during the rescue, from taking the engine and boat back to Libya to use again

 

Jurors’ Picks – Each of the eight jury members selected one photographer to be awarded special distinction…with a brief quote from each juror explaining what they especially appreciate about these photographers and their work.

Mazie Harris – Assistant Curator of the Department of Photographs Getty Museum

‘Amidst ongoing debates over immigration and refugees, I found myself returning repeatedly to Jason Florio’s portfolio. Through thoughtful compositional choices, a careful selection… ‘read more on the Lensculture Exposure Awards – Winners & Finalists page

 

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.

Jurors Picks/Lensculture Exposure Awards – Image © Jason Florio: Bangladeshi and Pakistani migrants wait to be evacuated from the fetid hold of a smuggler’s boat off the coast of Libya. Photojournalism Series Winner, Magnum Photography Awards 2017.

 

Huge congratulations to all the ‘Winners, Finalists and Jurors Picks’, including Eddo Hartmann (Netherlands), Giulio Di Sturco (UK), César Dezfuli (Spain) – check them all out at Lensculture.

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Related Posts on migrant/refugee rescues:

The Guardian: Photojournalism series winner – Destination Europe British photographer Jason Florio’s picture shows Gambian and other West African migrants lying exhausted on the deck of a rescue ship after being saved from a packed rubber boat that was starting to sink off the coast of Libya

The Guardian: Photojournalism series winner – Destination Europe
British photographer Jason Florio’s picture shows Gambian and other West African migrants lying exhausted on the deck of a rescue ship after being saved from a packed rubber boat that was starting to sink off the coast of Libya

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Media: The Initium (Hong Kong) – Rescues at sea. Images ©Jason Florio

Men from Bangladesh and Pakistan have been in the cabin of a ship carrying 414 immigrants for about 12 hours. Image ©Jason Florio

Men from Bangladesh and Pakistan have been in the cabin of a ship carrying 414 immigrants for about 12 hours. Image ©Jason Florio – featured in Media: The Initium (Hong Kong).

 

When the disaster comes, human nature and wonderful photos, which one would you choose?

For the photographer Jason Florio, the choice is obvious.

“You can accomplish yourself or save countless lives in a single thought …I’m not just a journalist or photographer on board. I have no personal judgment in an emergency.”

 

Migrants and refugees waiting to be rescued, Mediterranean Sea ©Jason Florio

Migrants and refugees waiting to be rescued, Mediterranean Sea ©Jason Florio – featured in The Initium (Hong Kong)

 

“(I will) Always remember that picture, sunny to a cloudless sky, blue to the calm sea, a central rubber boat, 480 people on board silent, showing the whole piece perfect silence. To me, all very strange, from a photographic point of view…” Read more/see more at The Initium  – interview with Jason Florio by Chen Ying (Alicia Chen)

 

View Florio’s Magnum Photography Awards 2017 – Photojournalism ‘Destination Europe’  + more images from rescues in the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean on his website
Follow on Instagram @jasonflorio
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