Australian News Photographers, Safety and Trauma

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This chapter illuminates new understanding about the dangers experienced by Australian news photographers on international and domestic assignments. Using oral history methodology, the interviews with 60 present and former Australian newspaper photographers revealed a litany of psychologically and physically hazardous aspects of their work, and the safety training available. Despite the implementation of trauma counselling and hostile environment courses, press photography continues to be a highly dangerous and precarious vocation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Assault on Journalism
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Knowledge to Protect Freedom of Expression
EditorsUlla Carlsson, Reeta Poyhtari
Place of PublicationGöteborg Sweden
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789187957512
ISBN (Print)9789187957505
Publication statusPublished - May 2017

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  • Newspaper photographers
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Media history

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