Code of Ethics
-People have voices; we amplify them.
-Learn and listen as much as possible. Represent people/communities as accurately as possible while avoiding stereotyping individuals and groups. Recognize and work to avoid presenting one’s own biases in the work.
-Be accurate and comprehensive in the representation of subjects. Be complete and provide context when photographing or recording subjects
-Do no harm to subjects directly or indirectly (mental, physical or emotional). Treat all subjects with respect and dignity. Give special consideration to vulnerable subjects and compassion to victims of crime or tragedy. Intrude on private moments of grief only when the public has an overriding and justifiable need to see.
-Obtain consent especially for capturing the likeness of vulnerable peoples (children, those with disabilities, marginalized persons, etc).
-Retain integrity of the image and subject matter during the editing and culling process.
Capture Humanity pictures must always tell the truth. We do not alter or digitally manipulate the content of a photograph in any way. The content of a photograph must not be altered in Photoshop or by any other means. No element should be digitally added to or subtracted from any photograph. The faces or identities of individuals must not be obscured by Photoshop or any other editing tool. Only retouching or the use of the cloning tool to eliminate dust on camera sensors and scratches on scanned negatives or scanned prints are acceptable.
-Do not accept compensation, favors or gifts that might influence the outcome of the project. Only give gifts if it is culturally appropriate.
-Do not pay sources or subjects or reward them materially for information or participation.
Guidelines for reporting on children: UNICEF Guidelines