Frontline Staff


May 27, 2012

Photo Week 2012 – Liberty and Justice: A tribute to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

By Helena Williams View event here. Download this episode View in iTunes  On 20th April last year, accomplished journalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were tragically killed while covering the civil war in Libya. In a fitting tribute, American literary magazine Alaska Quarterly Review has collated photographs from 68 of the world’s leading photographers to […]


May 25, 2012

Photo Week 2012 – Liberty and Justice: A tribute to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

A photographic tribute to photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros who were killed in Libya last year. Join Benjamin J Spatz and Giles Duley in conversation with James Brabazon in the final event in Photo Week 2012.


May 25, 2012

Photo Week 2012 – Liberty and Justice: A tribute to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

A photographic tribute to photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros who were killed in Libya last year. Join Benjamin J Spatz and Giles Duley in conversation with James Brabazon in the final event in Photo Week 2012.


May 24, 2012

FULLY BOOKED Photo Week 2012 – Networking party with Panos Pictures

Join us for this photography networking party sponsored by Chivas Regal to celebrate 25 years of Panos Pictures. A presentation of their work will be on display throughout the evening.
This event will be a chance for those in the photojournalism industry and those with an interest in photography to come together to meet, network and enjoy themselves in a relaxed environment.


May 23, 2012

Photo Week 2012 – Reportage showcase by Getty Images

Two Getty photographers Peter Dench and Tom Stoddart talk to Getty’s Vice President of Assignment Aidan Sullivan about their projects and experience photographing diverse subjects.


May 23, 2012

Photo Week 2012 – Voices of the South Atlantic with Adriana Groisman

By Rosie Scammell
An intimate evening unfolded at the Frontline Club last night, as Argentine photojournalist Adriana Groisman talked through her photography commemorating the Falklands/Malvinas War.


May 23, 2012

FULLY BOOKED Photo Week 2012 – Open Edit with Reportage by Getty Images

As part of Photo Week 2012, Reportage by Getty Images will relocate to Paddington and their editors will be available to answer questions and review portfolios for the day. The event is free, but advance booking is required.
Established and budding photojournalists are invited to bring their portfolio and network with others in their field.


May 22, 2012

Photo Week 2012 – Voices of the South Atlantic with Adriana Groisman

Nearly eight years in the making, Voices of the Atlantic marks the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands/Malvinas War. This major exhibition of photographs by Argentinian photographer Adriana Groisman examines the issues of war and its consequences. Groisman will be speaking about her motivations for the project as well as her experiences whilst making the work.


May 22, 2012

Photo Week 2012 – VII Photo portfolio reviews

One-on-one feedback and advice from photojournalists at the top of their game.
Book a review of your portfolio with one VII Photo’s members at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Budding photojournalists, experienced photographers and students of photography will all benefit from a review from VII Photo’s respected members.


May 22, 2012

Photo Week 2012 – VII Photo seminar: Making the media work for you

Join photojournalists from the prestigious agency VII Photo for a half-day of seminars on photojournalism at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
An unmissable opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the work of VII and the state of modern photojournalism.


May 21, 2012

FULLY BOOKED Photo Week 2012 – VII: Questions Without Answers

VII photographers Lynsey Addario, Gary Knight, Christopher Morris and John Stanmeyer will be at the Frontline Club to discuss the key themes in photo agency VII’s new book, Questions Without Answers and their individual experiences capturing history in the making.


May 17, 2012

Sri Lanka: reconciliation and justice

By Rosie Scammell View event here. View in iTunes Epitomising the troubled state of Sri Lanka post-conflict, an impassioned panel spent Wednesday night disputing the truth. Facing an equally ardent audience, they proved that the country has a long way to go before reconciliation will become a reality. Chaired by BBC Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur – who […]


May 15, 2012

Is it time for a global conversation on free speech?

By Helena Williams Social media. Free speech. Democracy. These were the buzzwords of 2011, where international movements like the Arab Spring were said to have been fuelled by the power to communicate with one another without hindrance.  The year of unrest has put the spotlight on the role of the internet and social media in challenging […]


May 11, 2012

Horst Faas, photographer whose images defined the Vietnam War

Legendary photographer Horst Faas who was responsible for some of the most memorable photographs of the Vietnam war and has died aged 79 will be remembered warmly at the Frontline Club.


May 10, 2012

Alan Cowell, ‘The Paris Correspondent’

How to send stories by carrier pigeon, when to run when you are under fire and the best way to brush off tweets were amongst titbits of information from Alan Cowell’s discussion of his new book ‘The Paris Correspondent.’


April 30, 2012

Exclusive Preview Screening: Europe’s Last Dictator

By Nicky Armstrong  Europe’s Last Dictator is a thought-provoking film about Belarus and its president Aleksander Lukashenko. The panel gathered to discuss Lukashenko’s brutal authoritarian style of ruling and what the future holds for Belarusians under a state that actively carries out torture, state-sponsored murder and kidnap as part of a crackdown of the opposition. Stephen Sackur of […]


April 27, 2012

FULLY BOOKED London Premiere: Four Horsemen

International thinkers lift the lid on the power elites of today’s global economy and how the majority has been made to pay for what the filmmakers describe as “the greatest heist in history”.


April 27, 2012

Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution

Rasha Qandeel, a presenter with BBC Arabic was joined last night by Lindsey Hilsum to discuss her experiences in Libya and her new book Sandstorm Libya in the time of Revolution.


April 27, 2012

Writing Libya’s revolution

By Richard Nield Speaking to a packed Frontline Club on 26th April, Channel 4 News’ International Editor Lindsey Hilsum shared a fascinating personal insight into the revolution in Libya last year that overthrew the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi after 42 years in power. In Hilsum’s words, Libya was the "only true revolution of last […]


April 25, 2012

25 years of Panos Pictures: “It’s about who you’re working with and why”

By Helena Williams
For 25 years photo agency Panos Pictures has been covering stories the mainstream media won’t. The commercial arm of the development NGO the Panos Institute (now Panos London) has had photographers documenting history as it unfolds, with a focus on social and development stories globally.


April 25, 2012

A criminal fate in North Korea

By Rosie Scammell Shin Dong-Hyuk is the only known person born in a North Korean prison camp to escape. On Tuesday night he told a packed audience that they must help the 200,000 remaining: “The first thing that I remember being told by the prison guard was that we were supposed to be dead a […]


April 24, 2012

Afghan Army Girls: Q&A with first-time director Lalage Snow

The screening of Afghan Army girls ended with a roaring sound of applause at the Frontline Club yesterday evening.


April 18, 2012

Insight with Ahmed Rashid – Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan

By Emily Wight View event here. Download this episode View in iTunes The end of this month will see the anniversary of Osama Bin-Laden’s death, which exposed the escalating tensions between the United States and Pakistan. Topically, the celebrated writer and central Asia expert Ahmed Rashid joined BBC special correspondent Lyce Doucet in conversation to discuss his […]


April 5, 2012

Is Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 campaign baloney?

With over one hundred million ‘views’ the Kony 2012 video has started a far-reaching debate on the aims and value of a production seen by many as an over-simplification of complex situation.


April 2, 2012

UK Premiere Screening: Syria, Assads’ Twilight

When he came to power in June 2000 few perhaps expected the UK graduate of Medicine Bashar al-Assad would prove to be a ruthless dictator. Syria, Assads’ Twilight looks at the history of the Assad regime and its chances of survival.


March 30, 2012

FULLY BOOKED Screening: Saving Face

Every year hundreds of people, most of them women, are attacked with acid in Pakistan. Saving Face is a heartbreaking and human documentary that follows two of these survivors as they reveal their internal and external scars.


March 29, 2012

CANCELLED Screening: Zero Silence

Before any political revolution was in sight in the middle east, filmmakers Javeria Rizvi Kabani, Jonny von Walstrom and Alexandra Sandels visited Egypt, Tunisia, and Lebannon to witness the network revolutions already taking place. Following young activists, journalists, and bloggers we learn that silence is no longer an option among those with access to the new digital tools and networks created in the last few years.


March 29, 2012

The Tenth Parallel: Africa’s fault line between Christianity and Islam

Download this episode View in iTunes By Nicky Armstrong Solomon Mugera, the BBC’s Africa editor began by describing the balance where Islam and Christianity collide as ‘a delicate pendulum’. For the past seven years award-winning journalist and poet Eliza Griswold has travelled 9,000 miles along this line of collision known as the Tenth Parallel, meeting […]


March 28, 2012

The Trouble With Girls – raising daughters as sons in Afghanistan

By Ivana Davidovic “Why do we need to give a girl a boy’s face to give her freedom?”   That is the question asked by Azita Rafhat, a former member of the Afghan parliament, who opted for a radical decision to raise one of her four daughters as a boy, having succumbed to the still prevailing […]


March 27, 2012

What next for Putin’s Russia?

By Alan Selby Against a backdrop of growing discontent, and widespread allegations of fraud, Russia’s recent elections heralded Vladimir Putin’s re-election to the presidency. The man who many still saw as Russia’s de facto leader will now resume his tenure, four years after ostensibly ceding power to Dmitry Medvedev.  In light of these developments a […]