The Photography Ethics Centre is a social enterprise that aims to raise awareness about photography ethics.
Today everyone has a camera in their pocket, and millions of people self identify as photographers. The democratization of photography has countless benefits, but it has brought with it the rise of “fake news”, increased incidents of photo manipulation, and the rampant circulation of images online without consent. Unethical practices have led to litigation, damaged reputation, and loss of business. These incidents impact photographers working at all levels, as they bring into question the integrity of the entire industry.
The Photography Ethics Centre aims to raise awareness about ethics through training programmes for individuals, institutions, and organisations. ￼Everyone will answer ethical questions in their own way, based on the context, their life experience, and their photographic vision. That is why we do not give ￼photographers a checklist of ethical guidelines. ￼Instead, we give photographers the tools to think critically about ethics questions for themselves, ensuring that they are equipped to field ethical issues when they arise.