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Photography and integrity - an overview

Sobers, Shawn


Shawn Sobers
Professor of Cultural Interdisciplinary Practice


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, Oxo Tower Wharf, London

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name Exclave 2015 and Photography and Integrity Symposium
Conference Location Oxo Tower Wharf, London
Start Date Jun 25, 2015
End Date Jun 28, 2015
Publication Date Jun 25, 2015
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords integrity, photography
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Exclave 2015 and Photography and Integrity Symposium