Wanted: Ethics In Photography – Kolkata


The Wanted Series moves to Kolkata! The next event in the Wanted Series in Kolkata will take place on 14 March 2014 at Studio 21, 17L, Dover Street from 6 pm to 9 pm. Registrations are open for the event. Please use the registration form to register. Registrations are free and open to all!

We will announce the speakers soon.

The theme of the discussion is WANTED: ETHICS IN PHOTOGRAPHY.

Photography, after the introduction to the ethereal world of electronics has undergone a revolution that has extreme implications on the moral and ethical, as well as the legal and professional dimensions of photography. The digital revolution offers empowerment and opportunity, along with a range of new problems such as digital manipulation, legal status of ownership rights over images, intellectual property rights, reproduction rights, right to freedom, and the right to privacy.

Photographers, journalists, and artists, too encounter ethical challenges in their professional and personal lives. Though not easy, but often, an answer to such challenges may emerge from brainstorming or intense discussions. Do we have a framework of ethics and morals on creating and consuming photography in India? Are ethics and morals the same? Are ethics and laws consistent in India? Should ethics be sacrificed for the higher good of the society? Do professional ethics in one discipline conflict and contradict with ethical conduct of another discipline? Can a voluntary ethical and moral framework be developed for use by photographers in India? The invited speakers will share their experiences, which will be followed by an open discussion with everyone present.

The WANTED SERIES is an interaction conceived and organised by Goa Center for Alternative Photography (Goa-CAP) and Aksgar in collaboration with Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, where prominent editors, curators and publishers from the art, photography and media world will discuss critical issues on photography in an informal setting. This is a discussion series which travels to different cities in India. You can read more about the Wanted Series here.