Photo Ethics in Practice

23 March 2021, 19:00 to 20:30

Photography has a very complex relationship to ethics, and brings a unique set of challenges and considerations. In this event we will look at practical steps we can all take to interrogate our own working methods and ensure ethical best practice.

A follow on from one of our best-attended events last year, we are very pleased to welcome Andrew Jackson to talk about his own approach to the subject. Andrew will talk through his projects and how his own approach to ethics in photography has developed and evolved. Drawing from his experience as both photographer and educator, he will discuss the ethical implications of the medium, representation in photography and how to make informed decisions regarding ethics in your own practice.


Andrew Jackson is a photographer and lecturer in photography at London College of Communication and on the advisory panel of The Photo Ethics Centre.

His works interrogate notions of place, belonging and selfhood, within intimate and personal interventions, and are held in the United Kingdom Government Art Collection, as well as other public and private collections of art. These interventions focus on the themes of migration, displacement, and collective memory, but also seek to question and challenge how photography has traditionally narrated and represented stories of the diaspora. 

As the art historian Professor Eddie Chambers has written, “British life has had the disastrous effect of immigrants not being routinely regarded as sensitive human beings, but being instead cast as vexatious problems. Jackson’s work restores humanity to people from whom this critical characteristic has been routinely withheld or withdrawn. And in restoring humanity, a thousand stories of life can be, and are, told.”

Jackson is a recipient of the month-long Light Work / Autograph ABP (AIR) International Photography Residency in Syracuse, New York, and a graduate of the MA Documentary photography program at Newport in Wales. In 2020 he co-founded ReFramed, a UK based organisation which creates opportunities for artists from Black, Asian and other racialised communities to engage with photography. He has undertaken written commissions most recently - In The Night Of The Day for Living Memory Project.


Who is it for?

This event is free to attend and open to anyone interested in photography and ethics. It will be recorded for participants in our Lightbox programme.


This event will take place from 7pm on Tuesday the 23rd March, and will last until approx 8:30pm.


Online! Booking will close on the day of the event and we will then be in touch with everyone who has registered on how to join the call. You will need an internet connection and a computer, smartphone or tablet. These events will be run using Zoom, and you don't need to set up an account to join in.


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Image © Andrew Jackson.

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