Photographing children: ethics and representation

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Documentary photography for social change - UNICEF photography ethics in representing children.

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  • 1. 1 PHOTOGRAPHINGCHILDREN EthicsandRepresenta0on UNICEF/NYHQ2011-1980/LeMoyne

2. UNICEF promotes childrens rights UNICEF/NYHQ2012-1732/Sokol 3. Respect real situation UNICEF/NYHQ1999-0156/Horner 4. Intention & context UNICEF/NYHQ2009-2580/Noorani 5. Using releases UNICEF/NYHQ2012-1159/Sokol 6. Edit & caption criteria UNICEF/NYHQ1994-1024/Press 7. Image UNI55031: UNICEF/NYHQ1994-1024/Press A woman neighbour watches as Mbonigaba, eight, (left) and Egide, 14, (right, hugged by two friends) are embraced in emotional welcomes by brothers and family friends they encounter, as they walk toward their house near the town of Ramagana, on being re-united with their family. (#6 IN SEQUENCE OF 11) By the end of 1994 in Rwanda, in a programme sponsored by Save the Children Fund UK (SCF) and UNICEF, SCF social workers Rosine Kamagaju (from neighbouring Burundi) and Odette Uzayisenga (who lost her entire family, except one baby daughter, during the civil conflict) work daily to trace the families of the over 600 Rwandan children being cared for at a UNICEF-assisted Belgian Red Cross (ICRC) centre for unaccompanied children in Kigali, the capital. As of November 1994, they have re-united 45 children with their families. The women also visit re- united children to ensure they are adjusting back to family life. 8. No content manipulation UNICEF/PAKA2010-00131/Ramoneda 9. Protect children at risk UNICEF/SLRA2013-0009/Asselin 10. A question to ask UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0883/Sokol 11. negative imagery UNICEF/NYHQ1998-0529/Pirozzi 12. positive imagery UNICEF/NYHQ1999-0342/Horner 13. For more information, please contact Christine Nesbitt UNICEF Sr. Photography Editor +1 212 326 7281 United Nations Childrens Fund 3 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017, USA Tel: 212-326-7000 United Nations Childrens Fund May 2014