Ethics of Street Photography

The code of ethics of the National Press Photographers Association is a good place to start a discussion of street photography ethics. As an example, what caption would you put on this photograph? Hookers? College women waiting for their dates on the way to a heavy metal concert? College sorority pledges during hell week? Ever since documentary photography in the 1930s paired text with photos, the accuracy of the text has been as important as the photograph’s perceived truthfulness.

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