The daring life of a smokejumper

Training for this elite group of parachuting firefighters is just as grueling as you'd imagine

A smokejumper leaps from an airplane during a training flight above Winthrop, Washington, U.S., June 30, 2016.
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Jackie Friedman

Jackie Friedman is the assistant photo editor at She is a graduate of the photojournalism program at Kent State University and now lives in New York.