The ACOS Alliance

The ACOS Alliance

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!


Archive Sessions and Events Supported by The ACOS Alliance

Jun 112023

Safety 101 for Visual Journalists

A practical 2-hour workshop introducing visual journalists to safety as a pillar for professionalism and best practice.

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Jun 152022

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.

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Sep 272020

Addressing Trauma: Resilience and Self-Care

This workshop provides an interactive, informal, and guided session around self-care and resilience.

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Sep 162018

Photography and Trauma: Psychological Stress and The Occupational Hazards of Exposure to Traumatic Imagery

This panel aims to highlight how common psychological stress and trauma is among journalists and discuss related topics: Why are photographers and photo editors at particular risk? What are the barriers to treating trauma and how do we address them? What resources are available?

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