Starvation Photography – The ethics of capturing human suffering

23/07/2011 at 9:22 am 11 comments

The famine in the Horn of Africa has revived the debate on the ethics of famine photography.

Here are a few recent contributions:

Article in the Irish Independent: “The truth behind the famine pictures that break your heart”

“The over-simplified narrative of the Somali famine”

Also of interest: “Imaging Others” – on how our thinking about other cultures has evolved, and has been reflected in photography.


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