NYC-based photographer Allison Joyce traveled to Middleton, Tennessee for four days of Hostile Environment training.
This past week I took the long megabus ride from New York to Middleton, Tennessee for four days of Hostile Environment training by Pioneer Consulting Group. We stayed on Robert Kingâ€™s farm, which worked as the â€śmedia houseâ€ť, where we all cooked, slept and hung out together between classes.
Iâ€™d been wanting to take a class like this for a few years, and especially after watching Libya, where the dangers of freelancers running into situations of unrest completely unprepared became evident, but the cost of the course was just unaffordable. A basic medical class seemed like a good idea, but it didnâ€™t cover all the other things that are just as important in those situations.Â Pioneer offered the course at a huge discounted rate for freelancers, and when I heard about the class I jumped on it.
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