I Turn My Camera On

March 6, 2013 | 2

When does photojournalism become exploitive? At Granta, a podcast examining the ethics of photojournalism.

is an intern for The Millions. She is a writer and recent graduate of Smith College living in Cambridge, MA. She blogs at rhiansasseen.com.


  1. …the second one person or entity benefits in a material way from the suffering of another. You can cry foul, tell me how ‘the truth needs to be seen’, etc… but the bottom line is: if a career or circulation is bumped upwards by someone who is being decidedly bumped downward, you’ve created a space where the word exploitive exceeds all others in the dictionary as the most accurate definition of the situation.

  2. Its frequently exploitative. Like when people refuse to put the camera down and actually be human beings…which seems to be quite frequently.

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