Class Portraits. Photo courtesy of Samantha Harvey and Anna Louise Brooks
Point your camera toward a child and a concerned parent stomps toward you, demanding that you not take photographs of his or her child and to delete all such photos from your camera.
Hey, as a parent, I feel the same way when my child is being photographed publicly. In our crazy world, you just don’t know where the picture is going to end up or how it will be used. As a photographer, I feel the dilemma of missing wonderful photographic moments that I can only observe with my eyes but not record with my camera.
To confront this ethical issue head on, Anna Brooks and Samantha Harvey, two Kingston University photography students, have reproduced traditional school photographs (Class Portraits) with one twist – all the pupils have their backs to the camera.
Read the article [PIC] at: BJP.
For more information and additional images shot by Brooks and Harvey, visit www.anna-brooks.com and www.samantha-harvey.co.uk.
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