Metro worked recently with the Frontline Club
, producing mounted C type prints
for their upcoming War Zone Freelance Exhibition (WZF).
The WZF Exhibition provides an exclusive look into the work and world of freelance journalists who cover war and conflicts in the Middle East. It is motivated by the desire to pay tribute and provoke debate on the important role those journalists play in bringing news out of conflict areas to the international public, often with little support, at their own expense and at extremely high risk.
After many years working alongside other freelance colleagues American photojournalist Osie Greenway
, Danish writer and reporter Anne Alling
, Dutch videographer and photojournalist Jeffry Ruigendijk
and German writer and photojournalist Benjamin Hiller
have created an exhibition which pulls people deep into the reporting process, informs the viewer on the people affected by war in the Middle East region and highlights both the struggles and triumphs of working independently in a high-stakes vocation.
The four WZF journalists will also be taking part in a presentation and talk at the club on Thursday 28th January, providing an in-depth look at the curating of the exhibition as well as the ambition behind the project and a Q & A session with the audience.
Additionally on Friday 29th January a panel discussion will take place on today’s freelancers and the future of the profession. Alongside the WZF journalists will be guest speakers: Benjamin Hiller, German photojournalist and writer; Jean-Paul Marthoz
, Committee to Protect Journalists and Vaughan Smith
, Frontline Club founder and freelance cameraman.