DAISI is committed to the responsible use of photography.
- 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 honour matters to us.
- inquire about how others are impacted by our images, examining 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.