CAPTURE HUMANITY CODE OF ETHICS
1.
People have voices; we amplify them. Strive to be a good ally and partner.
2.
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. 
3.
Be accurate and comprehensive in the representation of subjects. Be complete and provide context when photographing or recording subjects 
4.
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. 
5.
Obtain consent especially for capturing the likeness of vulnerable peoples (children, those with disabilities, marginalized persons, etc).
6.
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. 
Minor adjustments in Photoshop are acceptable. These include cropping, dodging and burning, conversion into gray- scale, and normal toning and color adjustments that should be limited to those minimally necessary for clear and accurate reproduction) and that restore the authentic nature of the photograph. Changes in density, contrast, color and saturation levels that substantially alter the original scene are not acceptable. Backgrounds should not be digitally blurred or eliminated by burning down or by aggressive toning.
7.
Do not accept compensation, favors or gifts that might influence the outcome of the project. Only give gifts if it is culturally appropriate.
8.
Do not pay sources or subjects or reward them materially for information or participation.
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  Seven guidelines for reporting on children UNICEF
1.
Do not further stigmatize any child; avoid categorizations or descriptions that expose a child to negative reprisals - including additional physical or psychological harm, or to lifelong abuse, discrimination or rejection by their local communities.
 2.
Always provide an accurate context for the child's story or image. 
 3.
Always change the name and obscure the visual identity of any child who is identified as:
- a victim of sexual abuse or exploitation
- a perpetrator of physical or sexual abuse
- HIV positive, or living with AIDS, unless the child, a parent or a guardian gives fully informed consent
- charged or convicted of a crime.
4. 
In certain circumstances of risk or potential risk of harm or retribution, change the name and obscure the visual identity of any child who is identified as:
- a current or former child combatant
- an asylum seeker, a refugee or an internally displaced person.
5. 
In certain cases, using a child's identity (their name and/or recognizable image) is in the child's best interests. However, when the child's identity is used, they must still be protected against harm and supported in the event of any stigmatization or reprisals. 
For example:
- when a child initiates contact with a reporter, wanting to exercise their right to freedom of expression and their right to have their opinion heard
- when a child is part of a sustained program of activism or social mobilization and wants to be identified as such
- when a child is engaged in a psychosocial program and claiming their name and identity is part of their healthy development.

6. 
Confirm the accuracy of what the child has to say, either with other children or an adult, preferably with both.
7. 
When in doubt about whether a child is at risk, report on the general situation for children rather than on an individual child, no matter how newsworthy the story.