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  • DAISI members and volunteers must
  • respect the culture being documented with photography.
  • value subjects of photography by taking measures to interact with or involve them, and by treating storytelling and image-making as a collaboration.
  • use discernment in candid photography and videography, and all published material, because another’s dignity and honor matters to us.
  • inquire about how others are impacted by our images, examining the the actual results of our best intentions.
  • intentionally highlight common humanity through images.
  • when taking photos or documenting a culture must explore both macro and micro factors that affect a place or people in an effort for multidimensional coverage.
  • seek permission from the parents before taking a photo of a child, and refrain from taking a photo if asked not to.
  • take the courage to delete some images that may reinforce destructive stereotypes, or publish them only along with other images that tell a more complete story.
  • not take photos of people unable to give consent.
  • Consider use of Ethical Decision Making Framework (EDMF) prior to the use of photography in a public domain.