The Ethics of Photojournalism

This article that I am re publishing is by Sebastian Jacobitz and it really knocks the ball out of the park.  It is lengthy but well worth reading by everyone and anyone who points a camera and lens a the world around them.

At one point he makes reference to an image that came from an area called Sudan and it tells a brief story of a photographer and an image he took that ultimately led to his suicide.

The story about this photographer and his fellow photo journalists was brought to us in the form of a movie called the BANG BANG CLUB and one which I have watched over and over again, and also shared with paid for copies, with other fellow photographers.  It is worth watching.  It also available as a book, but watch the movie.

About the author: Sebastian Jacobitz is a 28-year-old hobby Street Photographer from Berlin, capturing the everyday life in the city. The opinions in this post are solely those of the author. To see more of his work, visit his website or give him a follow on Facebook and Instagram. This post was also published here.

Source: The Ethics of Photojournalism

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