We exemplified our renewed dedication in the EPOTY22 edition as well, when we welcomed another first: the introduction of the ethics panel – and we are pleased to say this format will return in the 2023 edition. The feedback and input of the expert professionals on the panel was extremely valuable in further growing our understanding of and appreciation for the role that ethics play in the world of photography, and our ethics statement is another way of codifying this into our processes.
In the interest of transparency and openness and to foster further curiosity (both are included in our guiding principles), we wanted to share how our specific ethics statement came to be. This article serves as a non-exhaustive collection of resources that helped shape the path we took for our research, brainstorming, tweaks and edits, and questions back and forth. It’s intended for anyone who is curious to find out more about this world!
Ethics statements & codes of ethics
Other ethics resources
You’ll probably have noticed that each organisation and community has its own specific needs and concerns around ethics in visual storytelling. If you’re interested in working up an ethics code of your own (as an individual or for your organisation), we encourage you to start with reviewing the steps suggested in the Photography Ethics Centre’s Statement of Ethics Campaign.