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.

I cannot help but think that many other writers are overlooking or underplaying a significant area which requires further analysis. It seems that more consideration is given to the way that images are