Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Greater NY Red Cross Partners With Photographer Jason Florio

Photo credit: Helen Florio-Jones
Several months ago, veteran freelance photographer Jason Florio approached the Red Cross about a possible pro-bono collaboration with the Greater New York Region. Jason began by accompanying Greater New York disaster responders to fires and other emergencies to see their work in action.

He then decided to create a series of portraits and videos highlighting the commitment and compassion of our diverse volunteer workforce. Last week, Jason, along with his wife Helen Florio-Jones, visited our headquarters in Manhattan to photograph and interview about a dozen volunteers from across the region.

The Red Cross is honored to partner with Jason and thrilled to see the finished product. Stay tuned!

Read about Jason’s accomplished work below.

Jason Florio is freelance photographer and writer based in New York City. He has worked around the world for publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Men’s Journal, Outside and the Virginia Quarterly Review. His focus has been on under-reported stories about people living on the margins of society and in places of conflict. His work has been recognized with a number of international awards including The International Photography Awards “People Photographer of the Year 2010’, and 2013 Virginia Quarterly Review – Prize for Photography.

Jason’s work has been acquired by museums in the USA and China and exhibited internationally. In January 2013 he completed a 700 mile journey down the River Gambia in West Africa to document the communities along one of Africa’s last free-flowing major rivers, before it is dammed. He is a proud Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London.

1 comment:

  1. It was a complete pleasure to work with the American Red Cross, NY, and inspirational to hear the volunteers talk about their work with the RC and the people they meet, as responders...true dedication and passion.

    Thank you for giving us the opportunity to profile some of your volunteers

    Jason & Helen Florio


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