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“Fear is described as a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil or pain. Whether the threat is real or imagined, it is the condition of being afraid. I know we all have come to moment in our lives where we feel a wave of anxiety, panic and dread. Often, it strikes like a bullet to the chest or a ten-ton brick to the head. The only true remedy is yourself.”

Join us live on-line for this fascinating insight into Clays recent trip to Iraq documenting the work of an NGO helping the millions displaced by ISIS and the ongoing conflicts. From the in-depth planning and preparation, through to what it’s like to be on the ground, shooting in such an unpredictable environment, come get an insight into why Clay jumped out of the Studio and into the firing line to shoot this powerful documentary project.

Photographer, Clay Cook, has learned the importance of going the extra mile, after a long, arduous run in the music business. As a result, his wisdom, field experience and work ethic has pushed him further into an inspiring career in Advertising and Editorial photography.

Over a short period of time, Clay has shaped creative projects with brands such as: Comcast, Uproxx, Livestrong, NFL, Red Bull and Vince Camuto. In addition, he has brought to life, worldwide assignments for publications such as Forbes, Popular Mechanics, Adweek, USA Today, ESPN, Modern Salon and Inc.

Through various contracts over the course of his career, his photography has taken him to Iraq, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nepal, India and Cuba. Along with the desire to offer loyal solutions for every project, Clay can spread the word with the help of a large social media and blogging community. Start with an idea and Clay will lead it to a roaring finish line.