As a Photographer, I adhere to the following Code of Ethics:
I will be accurate and comprehensive in the representation of subjects.
I will resist being manipulated by staged photo opportunities.
I will respect the integrity of the photographic moment.
I will be complete and provide context when photographing or recording subjects.
I will avoid stereotyping individuals and groups.
I will treat all subjects with respect and dignity.
I will be unobtrusive and humble in dealing with subjects.
I will give special consideration to vulnerable subjects and compassion to victims of crime or tragedy.
I will intrude on private moments of grief only when the public has an overriding and justifiable need to see it.
I will not pay sources or subjects or reward them materially for information or participation.
I will not accept gifts, favors, or compensation from those who might seek to influence coverage.
I will vigorously defend the rights of access for all photographers and journalists.
I will avoid political, civic and business involvements or other employment that compromise or give the appearance of compromising my own independence.
While editing images, I will maintain the integrity of the photographic images’ content and context. I will not manipulate images in any way that can mislead viewers or misrepresent subjects.
I will strive by example and influence to maintain the spirit and high standards expressed in this code.
When confronted with situations in which the proper action is not clear, I will seek the counsel of those who exhibit the highest standards of the profession.
I will continuously study the Photography craft and adhere to the ethics that guide and protect it.
Based on the Code of Ethics by the NPPA.