Starvation Photography – The ethics of capturing human suffering
The famine in the Horn of Africa has revived the debate on the ethics of famine photography.
Here are a few recent contributions:
- “Starvation pornography: How many skinny babies can you show?”
- “Conscience Awakened by the Camera”
- This NY Times picture
- This picture on the front page of the Irish Daily Mail
- “Me and the Man with the iPad”
- “Somalia: Famine And How To Avoid Stereotyping”
- “Can a photograph still change the world?”
- “Aid agency workers reveal human faces of famine” via Storyful
- It’s not just about Images, you know! It’s also about the messaging:
And now, read our Code of Conduct on Images & Messages.
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