I believe educated consent is absolutely essential for ngo/non profit advertising and publications. When asking for consent to take a photograph, I also inform the individual how the images will be used.


Photographing individuals with dignity is vital to me. It is important to me that I photograph personality and character, not just someone’s situation. There are tools I use, such as showing individual’s the images taken, making sure they feel comfortable with the camera itself, the way I pose makes them feel empowered, known, and dignified, ect.


Even if an image is taken with the intention of dignifying, the way it is used is also important. I love brainstorming and planning ways an organization can use their images well.