Warping Reality: Adobe's Neural Filters are Ripe for Mayhem - PhotoShelter Blog

Face tuning apps have thrived for years in the mobile phone ecosystem, allowing users to make subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) changes to their appearance for a selfie-obsessed generation. Some consumers use the tools to get closer to the generic cele

But whereas face tuning apps fall under the category of “fun,” there is something legitimizing about the incorporation of similar technologies into Adobe Photoshop – the powerful image editing software that has been so ubiquitous as to become a verb.
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Classes Delve into Photography Ethics - Feature Shoot

As digital photography radically democratizes the medium, taking it out of the provenance of a once-elite group of imagemakers and gatekeepers, the subject of ethics in photography has come to…

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An Open Letter to Olivia Arthur. President of Magnum Photos. — duckrabbit

Dear Olivia, I’m writing to you following the statement that you made after the Magnum Photos archive was taken offline...

I’m writing to you following the statement that you made after the Magnum Photos archive was taken offline as a result of allegations that Magnum have been selling indecent images of children. First reported by Andy Day on August 6th and followed up here and here.

Magnum’s Problems are Bigger than David Alan Harvey

Yesterday the Magnum Photo Agency announced that it was suspending long time member David Alan Harvey while it investigates a specific allegation of sexual harassment. This comes on the tail of sev…

If Magnum really represents the best that photojournalism has to offer, it’s no longer enough to just demonstrate that photographically, it also has to demonstrate it in terms of it’s structures, practices and ethics.

The Photo Bill of Rights - PhotoShelter Blog

PhotoShelter's Caitlyn Edwards interviews co-authors Jai Lennard, Jovelle Tamayo and Tara Pixley to discuss the Photo Bill of Rights.

Recently I had the opportunity to virtually sit down with three of the co-authors of the Bill: Jai Lennard, photographer and founder of Color Positive; Jovelle Tamayo, photojournalist and founding member of Authority Collective; and fellow Authority Collective co-Founder, visual journalist and media scholar Tara Pixley to discuss the Bill.
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Yunghi Kim: "Is agreeing NOT to show a person’s face against the ethics of journalism?" - PhotoShelter Blog

Editor’s note: Veteran photojournalist Yunghi Kim (@yunghi) sent me the following thoughts after the publication of my article about the ethics of showing protestors’ faces. My professional perspective is that there is a problem with the Poynter piece “Ph

A journalist’s job is to report and inform, not report and withhold or alter. People in a public space have no expectation of privacy nor should they. Nor should we as photojournalists get into the murkiness of negotiating or agreeing to shield IDs in a public space.