Ethics

ETHICS MATTERS: A commentary from NPPA’s Ethics Committee regarding the photographs of Steve McCurry

May 25, 2016 Ethics
It has been a difficult spring for Steve McCurry, one of the most gifted and widely published photojournalists of the past 40 years. Revelations that a fine art print by the celebrated Magnum photographer and National Geographic contributor was digitally manipulated for an Italian photography exhibition have triggered a troubling reexamination of McCurry’s storied 40-year career.

NPPA Statement On Events At The University Of Missouri

Nov 10, 2015 Ethics
The president, along with the general counsel, of the National Press Photographers Association today issued a statement regarding the highly-visible events that took place yesterday on the campus of the University of Missouri.

Symposium Addresses World Press Controversies, Other Ethical Issues

Oct 29, 2015 Ethics
Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism hosted a photojournalism ethics symposium titled “Image Truth/Story Truth” on Friday, October 16. The daylong conference largely arose as a result of the well-publicized controversies surrounding the World Press Photo competition earlier this year. Columbia professor Nina Berman and Gary Knight of Tufts University organized the event, which was designed to delve deeper into issues raised in light of the WPP situation, and also address context, story truth, framing, and other issues.

Troilo's "Dark Heart Of Europe" Was Awarded, Then Disqualified In POYi

Mar 9, 2015 Ethics
Pictures of the Year International director Rick Shaw today confirmed that Italian photographer Giovanni Troilo's "The Dark Heart Of Europe" essay, entered in the 72nd Pictures of the Year International Visual Editing Division in the Motion Issue Reporting Story category [multimedia], was initially awarded 3rd Place but then was later thrown out by the judges.

Special Ethics Session Added To NPPA Northern Short Course

Mar 6, 2015 Ethics
In light of recent events concerning the practice of Ethics in photojournalism, NPPA's leaders have decided to add a special session on the issue at next week's NPPA Northern Short Course.

With New Evidence, World Press Photo Revokes Controversial Award

Mar 4, 2015 Ethics
The leaders of World Press Photo just announced that based on new evidence, they have revoked the controversial First Place award given to Italian photographer Giovanni Troilo for his series of photographs entered in this year's WPP Contemporary Issues Story category.

World Press Photo Issues Clarification Statement On Controversial Award

Mar 2, 2015 Ethics
After World Press Photo released a statement yesterday in which it stood by the First Place Contemporary Issue Story award given to photographer Giovanni Troilo for a controversial set of photographs called "The Dark Heart Of Europe," there was much discussion in the world's photojournalism community about whether or not WPP was condoning the staging, or setting-up, of photographs.

World Press Photo Stands By Controversial Award

Mar 1, 2015 Ethics
In the aftermath of a written complaint by the mayor of Charleroi, World Press Photo conducted an investigation into the photographs of Italian photographer Giovanni Troilo which were just recently awarded First Place in the contest's Contemporary Issue Story category.

NPPA Releases Photo Ethics Statement, Plans Symposium With World Press Photo

Feb 21, 2015 Ethics
The National Press Photographers Association's Ethics Committee today released a statement concerning ethics and photojournalism, specifically regarding several ethical considerations that came to light during the judging earlier this month of one of the industry's major annual contests, World Press Photo.

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