Freelance Safety Clinics

Organized by The ACOS Alliance and CPJ with support from Leica Camera

Freelance Safety Clinics

JUNE 28-30, 2023


The Photoville Freelance Safety Clinics are an opportunity for freelance photojournalists and documentary photographers with a knowledge of safety best practice, to receive free, expert, one-to-one advice relating to a specific story or situation. Safety topics can include physical safety, risk assessment, digital security and surveillance, online harassment or trauma management with successful applicants matched with an expert appropriate to their needs.

The clinics will run online and each individual session will be up to 45 minutes. Successful applicants will be asked to provide information prior to their consultation so that their matched expert is able to offer the most appropriate, tailored support in the time available.

And join us for our Safety 101 for Visual Journalists workshop on June 11 at ICP.

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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.


Discover the allure of Leica photography at Photoville through curated photowalks complemented by a Leica on Loan program. From action photography to environmental portraiture, you’ll experience Leica photography and guidance by acclaimed Leica photographers.

Leica Camera is founded on a tradition of optical excellence and a conscious focus on the essentials of exquisite image making. For over a century, the brand has motivated visual storytelling through the quintessential union of craftsmanship, design and experience, providing essential tools that influence the art, culture and creation of photography. Photoville attendees can see this firsthand at the Leica Pavilion, which will showcase a one-of-a-kind photographic experience through a variety of interactive Leica activities designed to ignite your passion for photography.


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