Photoville Safety Clinics
The Photoville Freelance Safety Clinics are an opportunity for freelance photojournalists and documentary photographers to receive free, expert, one-on-one advice on safety and security topics.
We are thrilled to announce a special online event for the 2022 Photoville Festival.
The ACOS Alliance and Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) are bringing back the hugely popular Freelance Photojournalist Safety Clinics to Photoville in June 2022, with invaluable support from Leica Camera.
The Photoville Freelance Safety Clinics are an opportunity for freelance photojournalists and documentary photographers to receive free, expert, one-on-one advice on physical safety, risk assessment, digital security and surveillance, online harassment, or trauma management. The clinics will run for up to 45 minutes each on Wednesday June 15, Thursday June 16, and Friday June 17, from 9am – 1pm ET (times to be allocated and confirmed once selected).
Security advisors from organizations including Buzzfeed, Dow Jones, the New York Times, Freedom of the Press Foundation, Committee to Protect Journalists, and more, will be available to provide individual guidance on safety and digital security issues.
Specialists from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma will be on hand to provide guidance on interviewing contributors, self-care, and planning for potentially traumatic assignments.
All clinics will take place remotely.
Please apply by Saturday May 28.
Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, which we are always striving for, by ensuring that the artists we exhibit are diverse in gender, class, and race.
In pursuit of its mission, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions.
By activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and creating unique and highly innovative exhibition and programming environments, we join the cause of nurturing a new lens of representation.
Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.
For more information about Photoville visit, www.photoville.com
The ACOS Alliance works to embed a culture of safety across newsrooms, and among freelance and local journalists worldwide. Their mission is to champion safe and responsible journalistic practices and implement practical and effective initiatives.
At Photoville Festival 2023, The ACOS Alliance will be returning with their signature one-on-one Safety Clinics, as well as a live, in person workshop providing visual journalists an introduction to safety as a pillar for professionalism, while providing the essential tools and knowledge needed to adhere to best practices. We’ll be opening up sign ups next week, so keep an eye open!
The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, non-profit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. We defend the right of journalists to report on the news safely and without fear of reprisal.