Michael Zhang writes:
NPR sparked a debate regarding photojournalism, ethics, and privacy this past Monday after publishing a story titled, “What It Feels Like To Be Photographed In A Moment Of Grief” on its photography blog.
The discussion revolved around the photograph above, which AFP photographer Emmanuel Dunand captured in the evening after the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Read more on PetaPixel and NPR. Legally, of course, savvy readers will wave the “no expectation of privacy in public” banner. But that’s not what the story and conversation are about this time. This time it’s about whether photojournalists should approach the subject of the photo to talk to them and ask consent even if they don’t have to.
What do you think?