The Ethics of Documenting Your Own Family | by Savannah Dodd | May, 2021 | Witness

The Ethics of Documenting Your Own Family

Seven photographers share some of the ethical considerations that are most present in their minds when working on stories close to home.

via Medium:

While turning the camera inward may alleviate ethical qualms about positionality, the influence of one’s identity on the way that we see (and thus represent) the world, photographing the people closest to us is not without ethical considerations of its own. As photojournalist and filmmaker, Amanda Mustard explains: “It’s a gift to have the perspective and personal experiences that allow access to important stories that may not be told with depth otherwise. But with greater depth comes the need for greater ethical care.”