Photo Guidelines

Sometimes the most compelling way to tell a story is through photography. We encourage submissions of all types of photography from your global health related experiences be it here at home, in the nation, or abroad.  To stay true to what you saw and captured at the time, we ask that you avoid excessive editing. Submissions must be an original work taken by the individual submitting the photo.

Ethics: McGill Global Health Blog supports ethical photography, meaning the welfare of the subject(s) in question (people, animals, environments, etc) take precedence over their photography. Do not harm, bribe, or manipulate the subject or its environments for the sake of creating an image.

Photographers’ decisions about the depiction of their subjects can completely alter viewers’ perceptions. An ethically shared photograph is one that accurately portrays a situation without stigmatizing the subjects. The photograph is taken with the subjects’ consent, and shared in a way that the subjects approve. Please refer to the chart below from Photographers Without Borders to help you think practically about informed consent in the context of global health photography. GHP Blog will be following these guidelines. (Chart posted here with permission)

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