"ethics" related posts on the blog

Authorities protect public taste with a document

is it censorship to ban tribute offensive photos?

Hungarion version

Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

I got involved in a very interesting debate with a few colleagues about photographing the recovery of the capsised and sank passanger boat Mermaid. Some of them were complaining for  some of his “really good” photos not getting published because TEK (short name for Hungary’s Counter Terrorism Centre) banned them.

Ethical questions of workshop photo grand prize

award questioned upon the werk photo

Hungarion version

Award winning photo and it's creation
Left: Edwin Ong Wee Kee's award winning photo
Roght: Ab Rashid's werk photo

PetaPixel and lots of other sites wrote about the $120 thosuand grand prize winner of the 2019 Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA)  Edwin Ong Wee Kee winning with a photo that was taken at a workshop with dozens of photographers present taking the very same picture.

Not all photo edits are unethical

BBC reacts photo manipulation charges

Hungarion version

Original photo by Clemens Bilan/DPP/AFP/Getty Images
Edit by BBC

Photo editors at Hungarian news website Origo found a photo that seems to be retouched before publication on the website of one of the radio channels operated by BBC. A portrait of one of the musicians has been cropped out from a group shot and some details in the background have been cloned out. BBC claims it is not a faking of the photo because the photo is not used as a news image.