The ACOS Alliance is once again participating at the Photoville Festival in Brooklyn, NY. This year, we are supporting two events: 

Sunday, Sept. 16th, 1:30-2:30PM -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is holding a panel entitled, “Photography and Trauma: Psychological stress and the occupational hazards of exposure to traumatic imagery,” supported by ACOS. This panel aims to highlight how common psychological stress and trauma is among journalists and discuss related topics such as: why are photographers and photo editors at particular risk? what are the barriers to treating trauma and how do we address them? what are the available resources? The discussion will feature Nicole Schilit, Bruce Shapiro, Ashley Gilberston, Cengiz Yar and Alison Baskerville.

Sunday, Sept. 23 -- In partnership with Women Photograph, the ACOS Alliance has organized a safety workshop dedicated to female photojournalists. Based on last year’s success and feedback, we are adding a self-defense element to the training. Registration is now closed, but if you are interested in having access to similar safety workshops and training, please complete the ACOS Standard Application Form so we can keep you in mind when future opportunities arise.