My first thought? DON’T. I’m thankful that there are people who do, though, like documentarian Tim Freccia:
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Tim Freccia just returned from shooting Saving South Sudan, where he worked in one of the bloodiest conflicts on earth. Here’s how he got the work done, even under threat of Ugandan gunships.
Tim’s covered crisis and conflict around the world — Haiti, Libya, Congo, Somalia, Kashmir and more — for outlets including Vice, Al Jazeera, the BBC, Der Spiegel, TIME and many others, in both photo and video. He’s been doing it since 1989 too and hasn’t died yet, so we figured he must know a thing or two about working in war zones.
IW: You’re sticking a camera in someone’s face while they’re sticking a gun in yours. How do you avoid being shot?
TF: I’ve been covering conflict for nearly three decades. This doesn’t mean just grabbing a camera and parachuting into a war zone.