If you are at risk, read our detailed guidelines How to Submit to Field of Vision Securely and Anonymously.
From the abuse photographs of Abu Ghraib to citizen journalists documenting police killings of unarmed teenagers, images transform how the public understands abuses of power.
We have created Field of Vision SecureDrop to allow sources to anonymously submit newsworthy audio/visual material because we believe images have a unique power to expose injustice.
The mainstream media often exploits representations of violence. Non-fiction filmmakers have a long history of properly contextualizing how images are presented, and focusing attention on the structures that produce violence.
If you are a source and want to submit newsworthy audio/visual material to Field of Vision SecureDrop, read this page carefully first.
With our SecureDrop server, you can start a conversation or share audio/visual files or messages with Field of Vision in a way that should help you remain secure and anonymous, even from us.
To begin, go to a public WiFi network you don’t normally frequent, and follow these instructions from there:
If you need to protect your identity, don’t access our SecureDrop server from your home or office.
Ultimately, you use SecureDrop at your own risk. No system is 100% secure, so we cannot absolutely guarantee your security.
If you’re considering sending us sensitive material in the form of large files, you’re welcome to start a conversation with us using SecureDrop ahead of time. We can walk you through the various options, help make sure you’re following the proper steps, and assist you with the encryption software necessary to do so securely.
Tor makes everything you do online much slower, and uploading gigabytes of files to our SecureDrop server might not be practical. In these cases, sending your material via mail is an option.
Our mailing address is:
Field of Vision 114 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10011
In the United States a warrant is required to open postal mail. Even so, if you do plan on mailing us material there are a few steps you may want to take to protect your identity.