Ethics

23
Nov

Podcast 4: Informed Consent & Ethics in Nonprofit Storytelling

Posted by | · · · · · · · · | Business · Ethics · Nonprofits · Photography · Podcast · Storytelling · Video & Film

Working with vulnerable people almost always leads to questions about how we should behave as ethical storytellers. In this podcast, we discuss the difference between consent and informed consent,  model releases, and how to handle difficult situations like photographing children. If you’d like to see more of this kind of […]

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09
Nov

Thomas Patterson: The Editor’s Take on Ethics in Nonprofit Storytelling

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  “Better to fail with honor than succeed by fraud.” – Sophocles   Many of us who tell stories for NGOs and other nonprofits come from the journalism world, and we consciously try to bring along the ethical framework we learned in journalism: using truth to afflict the comfortable and […]

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05
Nov

Radi-Aid Awards Fighting Visual Stereotypes With New Social Media Guidelines

Posted by | · · · · · | Ethics · Photography · Social Media

You’ve probably seen the picture on social media before: a young man or woman, typically from Europe or the United States, holding a baby in Africa and feeling #thankful. The visual trope is so ubiquitous that it’s satirized and parodied in places like the the Barbie Savior Instagram account and […]

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09
Mar

Rwandan Photographer Mussa Uwitonze on Changing Visual Perceptions of His Country

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Mussa Uwitonze began learning photography as a nine-year-old boy selected to work on a photo project at Imbabazi Orphanage in Gisenyi, Rwanda, where he grew up. He now lives in Kigali with his wife and two children. You can see his work at www.pprphoto.com and on Instagram at @photo_mussa. Thank you for […]

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23
Feb

Becky Warnock: The Influence of Colonization on Images of Africa

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Becky Warnock is an artist, facilitator and activist. Her artistic practice crosses photography, film, and theatre. She uses participatory practice to engage with the people she works with. Her focus is on creating innovative, community engaged art powered for social change. She trained at the Central School of Speech and […]

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11
Aug

Humanitarian Filmmaker Kate Lord on Involving Beneficiaries in the Filmmaking Process

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Kate Lord is a humanitarian filmmaker and photographer based in New York City. She started her career working for The Wall Street Journal as a photo editor and a multimedia producer at NBC Universal. She became a freelancer three years ago so that she could tell more uplifting stories. She […]

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27
Jul

Elisa Morales’s Research on Images in Voluntourism Marketing and Her Advice For More Ethical Photography

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Elisa Morales has experience working as a manager in the corporate sector and program manager in the nonprofit sector. She has a MBA in Nonprofit Management and MA in Sustainable International Development from The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She currently resides in Los Angeles, […]

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09
Jun

Philip Laubner of Catholic Relief Services on Creating Photography Guidelines

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Philip Laubner is the photo editor for Catholic Relief Services, the official relief and development agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, based in Baltimore, Md. NGOS Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed. Could you please share why CRS decided it needed a photography ethics policy? Philip CRS has been in existence […]

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03
Jun

How to Create Dignified Photography for Your Nonprofit

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This is a guest post by Sara Fajardo, who is a multimedia storyteller based out of Lima, Peru. When she first started photographing she was so shy all she could muster at a kiddie caper parade were images of people’s backs. She now travels the world documenting people’s lives.   As NGO storytellers […]

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