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On ‘Exploitation’ in Photography

Street photographer Simon King offers thoughts on the concept of “exploitation” in the world of photography.

via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2023/04/02/on-exploitation-in-photography/

The problem of exploitation in photography is a topic I see trending particularly toward dogmatic and cyclical patterns. Exploitation in photography is broadly the photographers’ “unfair” use of depictions they include in their photographs (people, places, events, etc) for their selfish benefit or at least a benefit that does not reach their subjects.