Join us for our final event in this season. We will be discussing the ethics of preserving and sharing an archive of documentary photography. This will be a panel discussion about the obligation to protect the images, the duty of care to the people in the images, and the context in which the images should be shared. We will be joined by curators and archivists working across the region to discuss these vital issues.
Ethics of Documentary Photography
When making, collecting and sharing documentary photographs there are many ethical concerns.
Who are images made with, for and about?
How can the context of the photograph be retained?
As an organisation, AmberSide is committed to making, nurturing, exhibiting and collecting long term projects that reflect the complexity of the story and contexts. We strive to invite people represented in the images to become participants in the storytelling – it is their story, and theirs to tell. We are committed to informed, ongoing consent knowing each participant in an image has placed trust in us and can remove their consent at any time. The conversations don’t end when the shutter snaps shut.
In the age of social media, disconnected images saturate our methods of understanding the world and communicating to each other. How do we maintain the integrity of our work into the future? We are committed to asking difficult questions of ourselves and our field.
Join us to discuss these critical issues across three events in March/April 2021. We will address these questions firstly as the Amber Collective, secondly through the voices of active photographers and lastly in the context of galleries and archives. Each event will invite dialogue between our panellists and the wider public. We hope you can join the conversation.