hostage situation / by Maranie Staab

you may think you know how you would react in a violent hostage situation, but until you are faced with bound man who has a knife to his throat i would caution being too sure of yourself. one of the countless things learned at the 2016 @conflictphotographyworkshops was how, as a journalist, to mitigate such situations. 
it was a hell of a week of training, simulations and both mental and physical challenges; at the same time, it was easily one of the best weeks of my year. im back in pittsburgh ow and looking forward to planning 2017 and beyond.