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 …

What is ‘Truth’?

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When we talk of a picture being ‘accurate’, we are using a variety of the concept of ‘truth’. Its meaning depends on the context that we use it. Portraits can be considered truthful. We reveal our ‘true character’ when we act. Religions, philosophies and psychologies all attempt to revel our ‘true nature’. We talk about indexicality as offering a photographic ‘truth’ …