An Ethics Framework for Photography (Part One)

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I have been researching the ethics of photography, as developed in earlier posts during the MA. My current ‘best approach’ is a Ten Point Framework. SURFACE – THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ITSELF (Technical – Composition – Manipulation) MEANING – THE SUBJECT MATTER (Content – Symbols – Narrative – Caption) GENRE – UNIQUE CONSIDERATIONS (e.g. Documentary, Nature, News, Portrait) TIME AND PLACE (Significance …

A Question of Ethics

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A very interesting conversation occurred recently in the RPS Documentary group on photographic ethics. Copied here with permission of the participants. Frankie McAllister A general question on ethics please, if people don’t mind. I’m having a debate about ethics in travel photography, which led to a debate on documentary photography. Would you say documentary photography can be a) valid and …