Ethics – n: motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
In my former corporate life I was responsible for developing and implementing a company wide ethics program. I quickly learned that very few people really understand the term, that there is not a clear definition, and that the interpretation of this word has sparked everything from interesting dialogue to a Civil War that polarized the North and South.
Ethics is an issue that is bandied about in photographic circles on a seemingly continuous basis.
Photography is further complicated by how an image can be defined. It could...