Dear Fellow Photographers, I'm coming across a lot of photographers bashing other photographers work. Granted we are here on a united cause of producing images so I don't see why we should be bashing or diving each other. There are instances where political differences (Trump vs Bernie / Hilary) for example where you have photographers of a certain political background mob other photographers from another political background. Or at least subconsciously dislike another person and use any ammunition they can foster to spread hate, spread dislike towards a certain person. Not all of us are clean of this endeavor either but after seeing some of these dramas I think it's wise to stop judging the photographer's backgrounds and just simply viewing their art as is. I wanted to get everyone's opinions on how to actually resolve a conflict or what ticks you guys about what other photographers are doing. Sales people are very good at this tactic of creating a problem that was never there to begin with. But upon creating that problem, it causes fear & anxiety to their target and somehow the victim will be inclined to buy or follow the suggestion. The problem gets created when someone creates it. A rhetorical scenario is as follows: If a photographer (Adam) were to create an album series consisting of colored people (for example Hispanics) and market that album as purely as that theme and there was no problem to the Hispanic people consenting first in appearing in these albums. Is it ethical that an outsider photographers (Jack) who may perceive Adam as a competition & driving away business/sales from them (Jack) and out of jealousy convince the Hispanic people inside this album to back off the project because of the photographer's political background? How is it Jack's business to do this? Is this border lining invasion of privacy or harassment? What proof is needed to charge when the people inside the album will not testify and they're convinced that Jack is correct and that Adam is a bad influence? To further define, if for example the photographer's (Adam) background is a Republican and is voting Trump, and then you have other photographer's like Jack pointing that fact and saying lies that "this photographer wants your family & Hispanics to be deported, don't support his work and have your images taken off"when clearly that's not his beliefs. Obviously the people involved in the album aren't politically savvy or knowledgeable but will be susceptible to the suggestion from Jack and end up retracting their work. What's more is that possibly Jack and his friend Tom, Jerry and Greg also are in a united cause of ensuring that Adam's work doesn't get published by stalking Adam's social media pages and work. Further, Jack will also blackmail the people's images inside the work and get them to disassociate from Adam or else they will be perceived as a "Mexican hater" in the community. For the unpolitical savvy, the people appearing inside this album will believe. It seems that Jack, Tom, Jerry and Greg are in a vendetta not against Adam but against Trump. Because they hate Trump so much, they take it out of Jack it seems. We can also flip the cause where it's Republicans going against Democrats. The fight is endless. How does one resolve a conflict like this? Has anyone experienced anything similar? How does one deal with these types of people? Is it normal for a person like Adam to lose business because other photographers have insights on his political backgrounds and points out his support towards a party? On one instance, it can't be defamation because the fact is true. On the second instance it's pretty much slander. As in the original client of Adam wouldn't have not known his political background until someone pointed it out and then the client decided to make a decision then and just stopped looking at the work. It seems that Jack, Greg, Tom and Jerry are on a vendetta and are spending way too much time focusing and looking at Adam's work rather than producing images. There's really no resolution it seems. On another instance, if one person has wronged another person a settlement can occur such as repairing the damage. In political circumstances, Greg, Jack, Tom and Jerry's settlement is having Adam out of business. Thoughts, comments and feedback much appreciated.