Photo Credit: 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.
Photoville is a New York-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography and visual storytelling by producing a free annual festival, amplifying impactful narratives, and connecting artists to a wide global audience by activating accessible public spaces via large scale exhibitions.
Proudly devoted to cultivating strategic partnerships and creative collaborations with community spirit, UPI approaches its mission of cultivating a wide, diverse audience for powerful photographic narratives by working closely with visual artists, city agencies, nonprofit organizations and educators worldwide to create new exhibition and public art opportunities that showcase thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography. 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.
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.