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 …

Everbody Street

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I recommend this movie. To me, it exemplifies the power of street work as social commentary and documentary. Time certainly changes how we view images, but what is striking in the movie is how so many photographers had  body of work in mind. Serendipity on the street, of course, but we also make our own luck. It also highlights the …