Featuring photojournalists: Anja Niedringhaus, Paúl Rivas Bravo, Camille Lepage, Mohamed Ben Khalifa, Niraz Saeed, Chris Hondros, Tim Hetherington, Masrat Zahra, Mahmoud Abou Zeid (Shawkan), and Seyoum Tsehaye
Produced and curated byUnited Photo Industries, St. Ann’s Warehouse & The Committee to Protect Journalists
Printing byBlazing Editions, with generous support of Chromaluxe
In a world defined by the 24-hour news cycle, which is constantly augmented and accelerated by social media, journalists risk their lives every day to deliver the words and images we depend on to make sense of what’s happening around us. Yet never before have journalists been more vilified as “enemies of the people” or their work so readily dismissed and brushed away as “fake news”.
Targeting journalists with imprisonment or violence – be it verbal or physical, state-directed or incited – has long been a tool employed by tyrants and despots in hidden corners of the world. But the current use of widespread open attacks should be cause for our concern. Without journalists to bear witness, humanity’s worst impulses are left unchecked to fester and proliferate.
United Photo Industries and St. Ann’s Warehouse have invited the Committee to Protect Journalists to collaborate on a special, large-scale exhibition during Photoville 2019.
Inspired in part by CPJ’s book and digital campaign, “The Last Column”, the exhibit features the final articles and photographs of fallen journalists, plus CPJ’s #SafetyInFocus campaign, which highlights the risks photojournalists face in the line of duty. “Journalists Under Fire” presents the life and work of several visual journalists who have been killed or are currently living under threat for delivering the news we can no longer take for granted. Their dedication and bravery inspire and remind us to think about the people behind the images.
ABOUT ST. ANN’S WAREHOUSE
On the occasion of its 40th Anniversary season, St. Ann’s Warehouse fills a vital niche on New York City’s cultural landscape as an artistic home for the American avant-garde, international companies of distinction, and highly talented emerging artists at the crossroads where theater meets rock n roll. First established at the National Landmark Church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity (1980–2000), the organization now thrives in its spectacular, infinitely reconfigurable permanent home in a former Tobacco Warehouse on the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront.
ABOUT THE COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS
The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. We defend the right of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal. Every year, hundreds of journalists are attacked, imprisoned, or killed. For more than 30 years, CPJ has been there to defend them and fight for press freedom.