RISC Training for Journalists

RISC trains and equips freelance journalists in all media to treat life-threatening injuries on the battlefield. Freelancers comprise the vast majority of those who cover wars, and consequently make up the vast majority of deaths and injuries. Surviving a gunshot or shrapnel wound is often a matter of doing the right thing in the first few minutes, and our training focuses on that brief, critical period of time. It is our hope to make first aid training the industry norm – like having a flak jacket or sat phone – and to prevent unnecessary deaths in a job that is so vital to human dignity and human rights.

RISC – Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues
Huffington Post Article
Committee to Protect Journalists
Reporters Without Borders
International Federation of Journalists

Advice to Young Photographers: Wear Good Shoes

Austria. 1948. © David Seymour/Magnum Photos.

After being asked if he had any advice for young photographers, Magnum photographer Alex Soth thought it would be cool to email his Magnum colleagues with the same question. The 35 different responses was published on the Magnum Photos blog in 2008. I thought it inspiring enough to revisit it here.

Magnum Photos PDF of article
Magnum in Motion

Magnum Photos
Alec Soth’s Little Brown Mushroom Blog

Eastman Kodak Files for Bankruptcy

Not having shot a roll of film since 2006, I feel like I played some small Shakespearean part in Kodak’s demise. C’est la vie.

(Kodak advertisement, 1904Emergence of Advertising in America On-Line Project – Ad #K0053John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing HistoryDavid M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke Universityhttp://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/eaa/)

Dealbook – The New York Times

The Washington Post