Tara Pixley

Tara Pixley was a 2022 RJI Fellow. She created Journalism Source of Safety.

This resource is an online toolkit that offers trauma and identity-informed visual journalist safety checklists, tips, gear advice, and other necessary security training elements for all visual journalists, including freelancers and students, with an emphasis on equity and ethics. It is a globally accessible resource addressing specific risk management tools, techniques and considerations for journalists with diverse bodies and backgrounds doing visual reporting in a variety of environments.

Pixley has nearly two decades of experience as a visual journalist, educator, and award-winning writer, and she is currently based in Los Angeles. She describes her work as rethinking “visual representations of gender, race, class, and sexuality in image-making.”