For me as a photographer who bases my whole photographic career around the idea of “Making a difference”, I feel its is my responsibility to document and help inform the viewer. We have the power to give value to a situation. People are so often showered by information that is so easy to ignore. You hear things on the news over and over and you desensitise yourself from it, the message is lost in our own inability to except the bad things in life, “ A lion of truth never assumes anything without validity. Assumptions are quick exits for lazy minds that like to graze out in the fields without bother.” ― Suzy Kassem (Links to an external site.). Something put in visual form is harder to ignore. As photographers ultimately we should answer to ourselves. By this I mean, if we have taken an image with the level of integrity we deem appropriate, viewers subjective natures and opinions shouldn’t over shadow our emotional response to our work. Nothing anyone can photograph no matter how well executed will have a unanimous ethical or emotional influence on an audience.
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