Thoughts on the ethics and economics of photographing suffering

Over recent years working as a photographer and educator I have found myself increasingly entrenched in ethical debates concerning the production of photographs. Well, good, so I should be. As should everyone involved in any form of art and photography education, at any level.

Pete Muller -’Medical staff escort a man, delirious in the final stages of Ebola, back into the isolation ward from which he had escaped, in Hastings, near the capital Freetown.’
Sebastiao Salgado — Hospital de Gourma-Rharous. Mali, 1985.

References

Galeano, E. (1992).essay in ‘An Uncertain Grace’

Lecturer at UCW, writing about politics, art, photography & culture.

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