So, you want that dream assignment in Iraq or Afghanistan? Better be prepared then. Arm yourself with these tips from several veterans of conflict areas.
Risk consultancy firm AKEâ€™s Tim Crockett says “Plan ahead, do research, and conduct your own risk assessment,” before embarking on photography assignments to conflict areas.
Photographer Adam Pletts advises: “Make sure you trust the people youâ€™re working with and discuss with them what youâ€™ll do if anything goes wrong.”
Molly Bingham urges conflict photographers to prepare psychologically for risks and take a course in surviving hostile regions, while photojournalist Ed Kashi suggests setting up a communications systems with family and colleague in case something dire happens.
The photographers were interviewed for the feature article “Occupational Hazard” by PDNonline.