Photo: DRC 2003 © Marcus Bleasdale
Shifting Sands: Conflict Photojournalism and Ethics
What are the ethical responsibilities of photojournalists who choose to cover conflict? Can they be truly neutral or does one have a responsibility to reflect the moral and political imbalances of a given situation?
This panel will explore the ethical pressures on photojournalists in conflict and will consider their accountability for the positions they take; the pictures they make and how they make them; where they place their images; and the voice they attach to them.
The discussion will consider the responsibilities and consequences, intended and otherwise, of reporting on conflict.
Moderated by Stephen Mayes, director of VII Photo, the panel will include MSF USA’s communications director, Jason Cone; photographer Marcus Bleasdale; Philip Gourevitch, staff writer for the New Yorker; Thomas Keenan, director of the Human Rights Project at Bard College; and Kira Pollack, director of photography at TIME magazine.
This event will be webcast live on our site tonight at 6:30pm ET!