Photographer Jonathan Rashad applies a tourniquet
RISC kicked off the 2014 training season back at the Bronx Documentary Center with our sixth course, bringing the total number of freelance conflict journalists we have trained to 144. Among our trainees in the course this February 25-28 were acclaimed photojournalists American Andrea Bruce and Chilean Carlos Villalon, Italian videojournalist Laura Silvia Battaglia, and a host of brave, young professionals who are making their way in the world of freelance journalism. We closed the training with another incredible group show, with videos, photos and readings from Syria, Yemen, Gaza, Egypt, Libya, Mexico and more. Check out our Facebook page for photos from the course.
After a brief hiatus, our War Correspondents at the Brooklyn Brewery speaker series will begin again on June 11. Speakers this year include Philip Gourevitch of The New Yorker, Magnum photojournalist Susan Meiselas, and our very own RISC founder/director Sebastian Junger. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.
Upcoming RISC courses are being planned this October in Nairobi, Kenya and next February in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We will continue to hold 3 courses per year in locations throughout the world. Please help us by continuing to show your support with donations through GlobalGiving, and join us for our War Correspondents series and group shows held throughout the year.
Thank you for helping us to train more journalists around the world in the lifesaving techniques that keep them safe!
All photos © RISC alum James Lawler Duggan
Instructors DJ & Sawyer demo the final simulation
Andrea Bruce puts a splint on Michel Huneault
Laura Silvia Battaglia stops the bleeding
Group Show at the Bronx Documentary Center
Jared Malsin reporting in Cairo with his RISC kit