Online event Talk

The Ethics of the Image

Don McCullin, ‘A Palestinian Mother in Her Destroyed House, Sabra Camp’ 1982, printed 2013
Don McCullin, A Palestinian Mother in Her Destroyed House, Sabra Camp 1982, printed 2013. ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. © Don McCullin

Tune in to our panel discussion exploring the ethics of photojournalism

This online panel discussion will focus on the vital concerns surrounding the ethics of photojournalism, the role and responsibilities of the photographer, the considerations of the editor and the agency of the subject.

Guest speakers include photographer Anthony Luvera, writer and director of NYU’s Gallatin Photojournalism Lab Lauren Walsh and former picture editor of The Observer and independent photography consultant Jennie Ricketts.

Please note that the accompanying presentation for this event will feature an image of war and violence.

This panel discussion will take place over Zoom. Please download Zoom prior to the start of the talk. You will receive the link once you have booked on to watch this talk.


Dr. Lauren Walsh

Dr. Lauren Walsh, an expert on conflict photography, is a professor, writer, and filmmaker. She teaches at The New School and New York University, where she is the director of the Gallatin Photojournalism Lab. She is also the director of Lost Rolls America, a public archive of photography and memory. Walsh’s newest book, Conversations on Conflict Photography, examines the value of documenting war and humanitarian crisis in the contemporary moment. Walsh is also the editor of Macondo and co-editor of The Millennium Villages Project and The Future of Text and Image. 

Jennie Ricketts

Jennie Ricketts began work with photography as an art buyer in an advertising agency in 1986. She has over 17 years experience at the Observer magazine commissioning and editing photography and was Picture Editor from 1996 to 2004. She has received international recognition and has been published in numerous books and periodicals including Graphis, D&AD, Art Directors Club and more.

Anthony Luvera

Anthony Luvera is an Australian artist, writer and educator based in London. His photographic work has been exhibited widely in galleries, public spaces and festivals. His writing appears regularly in a wide range of publications including Photoworks, Source and Photographies. Luvera is Associate Professor of Photography in the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities at Coventry University, and editor of Photography For Whom?, a periodical about socially engaged photography.

Online Event

This talk will take place over Zoom. Zoom ID and password will be sent over email before the event begins along with instructions for connecting.

Date & Time

12 November 2020 at 19.00–20.00