On Board the Aquarius, 2017 December 15-19 1.5 Linear Feet — 1 box — 20 photographic prints — 16.73 Gigabytes — 3210 files (110 tiff, 3035 jpg, 46 png, 11 mp4, 3 pdf, 2 doc, 1 VLC, 1 txt, and 1 xls)
This body of work comprises several thousand documentary images and supporting documents, data, videos, news stories, and interviews from the project "On Board the MV Aquarius, December 2017," by photojournalist Darrin Zammit Lupi, on assignment for the Reuters news agency. While on board the Aquarius, a migrant search and rescue ship operated by the non-profit organizations SOS Méditeranée and Médecins sans frontières, Zammit Lupi witnessed and documented the rescue of 320 migrants in the central Mediterranean, and their safe arrival in Pozzallo, Sicily.
Image formats include 110 digital tff files, digital contact sheets, jpeg image files, mp4 video files, and 20 color inkjet photographic prints measuring 20x 24 inches. There are also social media posts (screen shots), logs, scripts, shotlists, and data sheets. Video interviews with several immigrants and one ship staff describe conditions in detention centers in Libya and on board the boats. Also includes scans of 17-page journal kept by Zammit Lupi while aboard the rescue ship.
All image titles, captions, and other descriptions have been transcribed from the originals.