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RISC Benefit & Silent Auction
Aperture Gallery
New York, NY
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RISC Benefit & Silent Auction
The RISC Benefit & Silent Auction features the work of 46 photographers, a short program by RISC founder Sebastian Junger and Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas, hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Proceeds from ticket and auction sales will help RISC train and equip more freelance conflict journalists in emergency medical response.

Beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery, and spirits by New York Distilling Company.

BIDDING IS NOW OPEN at http://paddle8.com/auctions/risc

The auction ends at 9pm both online and in person at the event.

Contributing photographers include:

Adrian Branco
Alessio Romenzi
Andrea Bruce
Andrew McConnell
Benjamin Petit
Brendan Hoffman
Chiara Goia
Christopher Anderson
Christopher Morris
Deborah Turbeville
Diana Markosian
Erika Larsen
Gillian Laub
Jason Florio
Jehad Nga
Jim Dow
Jo Straube
Jody MacDonald
Kalpesh Lathigra
Krisanne Johnson
Laura El-Tantawy
Luis Gonzalez Palma
Lynsey Addario
Manjari Sharma
Matt Eich
Michael Ackerman
Michael Christopher Brown
Michael Kamber
Moises Saman
Paula McCartney
Preston Gannaway
Q. Sakamaki
Ramin Talaie
Richard Mosse
Roger Ballen
Roopa Gogineni & Trevor Snapp
Samuel James
Scout Tufankjian
Seamus Murphy
Susan Meiselas
Tamas Dezso
Teun Voeten
Thomas Dworzak
Tim Hetherington
Victor Blue

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RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues) is a nonprofit organization that provides free emergency medical training and equipment to qualified freelance conflict journalists. Journalist Sebastian Junger founded RISC in 2011 after his close friend and colleague, acclaimed photographer Tim Hetherington, died from wounds he suffered in a mortar attack while covering the conflict in Libya. While Hetherington's injuries were serious, Junger later learned from a combat medic that first aid might have saved his life during the short ride to the hospital. But none of the journalists traveling with Hetherington that day were trained in first aid. Nor are most journalists covering conflict today.

While staff reporters are often provided training by their employers, freelancers have to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket to participate in traditional hostile environment courses  and most simply cannot afford to. Because these freelancers comprise the vast majority of frontline war reporters today, they make up the vast majority of deaths and injuries. Since RISC's launch in April 2012, it has received over 500 applications from untrained freelance conflict journalists around the world. At the time of writing, RISC has trained a total of 192 journalists at 8 courses in New York, London, Nairobi and Kosovo.

Your ticket and auction purchases will help us train and equip more freelance journalists working in dangerous and remote areas around the world.

Sebastian Junger is a freelance journalist, documentarian and best-selling author of "The Perfect Storm," "War," "A Death in Belmont" and "Fire." He has covered major international news stories since the early 1990s in combat zones around the world including Bosnia, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and his work has also been published in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, and Men's Journal. Junger's documentary "Restrepo," which he co-directed with close friend and colleague Tim Hetherington, won the 2010 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award. In 2013, Junger directed "Which Way is the Frontline From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington." In 2014 he released "Korengal," a sequel to "Restrepo," and "The Last Patrol."

Susan Meiselas joined Magnum Photos in 1976 and has worked as a freelance photographer since then. She is best known for her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua and her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. She published her second monograph, Nicaragua, in 1981. Meiselas served as an editor and contributor to the book "El Salvador: The Work of Thirty Photographers" and edited "Chile from Within" featuring work by photographers living under the Pinochet regime. She has co-directed two films, "Living at Risk: The Story of a Nicaraguan Family" and "Pictures from a Revolution" with Richard P. Rogers and Alfred Guzzetti. In 1997, she completed a six-year project curating a hundred-year photographic history of Kurdistan, integrating her own work into the book "Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History" and developed akaKurdistan, an online site of exchange for collective memory in 1998.


Aperture Gallery (View)
547 West 27th Street, #4
New York, NY 10001
United States


Arts > Visual
Other > Charity
Other > Fundraisers
Other > Political

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: RISC
On BPT Since: Oct 28, 2014

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