To open the 'Integrity and Photography' symposium, this brief paper gives an overview of how I see integrity played out across various genres of photography. I argue that integrity is not a notion owned by documentary approaches to photography, and likewise considerations of that genre are not relevant to others, citing Sophie Calle as an example of a photographic artist with integrity, although ethically problematic. I state it is important for professional photographers to understand how they enter the conversation of integrity as a personal anchor.
This opening paper explores the topic and introduces the subsequent speakers, who each enter the conversation from different perspectives according to their practice, profession and personality.
Sobers, S. (2015, June). Photography and integrity - an overview. Paper presented at Exclave 2015 and Photography and Integrity Symposium