Landrum Kelly Posted November 11, 2010 Share Posted November 11, 2010 <p>My thinking on this was triggered by the beginning of an article that I just tried to read:</p> <p>http://chronicle.com/article/Dont-Look-Away/125241/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en</p> <p>(I cannot read the entire thing because my subscription ran out. Nor have I read the book cited.)</p> <p>We have heard discussions about the ethics of shooting the homeless, of shooting corpses, etc. In what ways (if any) are photos of those who are about to die different? Are they even more poignant or compelling? Is so, why? (For that matter, are they more revolting?)</p> <p>Are there other <em>verboten</em> subjects that deserve to be considered or reconsidered in terms of the ethics of photography?</p> <p>(May I interject at this point that I think that we need the subfields of philosophy--at the very least "ethics"--as our possible categories. "History" is either too limiting, or too broad, depending on one's point of view.)</p> <p>--Lannie</p> Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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