Ethics in Photography

TitleEthics in Photography
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of PublicationSubmitted
Publication Languageeng
AbstractWhen an earthquake hits her university town, Amy Tyson, a rising senior at Duke University, takes out her camera and begins shooting pictures of the rubble and people she meets. She takes a picture of a woman who is being taken out of a ruined building by rescue workers, whose clothes were torn due to the accident, displaying the woman's right breast. However, this was far the best shot Amy took, and she posts it on her Flickr account. The cropped image is then used as part of a number of news stories about the earthquake, and after a few days someone links the cropped image back to to the original image showing the woman's naked breast.
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