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Building Ethical Literacy in Your Photographic Practice (complete workshop)


In this full-day workshop we explore how we can create a more sustainable photographic practice by developing our “ethical literacy”.

In the morning, we will discuss why ethics is important in photography and spend time in a group discussion considering the relationship between sustainability and ethics. We will also look at case studies to frame broader conversations on topics including consent, impact and visual language.

In the afternoon, participants will work independently and in small groups to identify a set of ethical principles that are most meaningful to their practice and to formulate their own Statement of Ethics.

Full-day workshop participants will have the opportunity to share and receive feedback, and the option to apply for certification from the Center for Photography Ethics at the end of the workshop.

This workshop is conducted in English, with occasional translation assistance.



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Photo Ethics Centre wants to change the way the world takes and shares photographs by incorporating a culture of ethics in photography.

We are dedicated to promoting ethical literacy in the photography industry. We do this by offering a wide range of educational opportunities in photography ethics, including workshops, events, online courses and free multimedia content.



Savannah Dodd is the founder and director of the Photo Ethics Centre. She is responsible for designing and delivering workshops, conferences and other educational content. He has worked with international audiences from a wide range of sectors, including media, academia and international development. In 2020, Emerald Publishing Group published its edited volume entitled Ethics and Integrity in Visual Research Methods.

Savannah’s background is in anthropology. He earned his M.A. in anthropology and sociology from the Graduate Institute of International Development Studies in Geneva (2015) and his B.A. in anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis (2015). Louis (2012). She is currently pursuing her PhD in anthropology at Queen’s University Belfast, where she is examining the ethics of archiving photographs in post-conflict societies. Prior to founding the Center, she worked in the international development sector for NGOs and IGOs in Switzerland, Uganda and Thailand.

Alongside her work with the Center, Savannah maintains her own photographic practice. Her photographic work focuses on health, family and identity issues. Her recent project produced a photobook on the lived experience of dementia, with funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Research and Development Division.

Savannah’s work as an academic, photographer and entrepreneur has been recognized with several awards. In 2021, Savannah was recognized as one of the UK’s 100 leading women entrepreneurs in the Small Business Britain #ialso campaign.

Savannah is a member of the UK Committee of the Ethical Journalism Network, the Las Fotos Project Photo Awards Host Committee and the board of directors of Source Magazine. She is part of the inaugural ethics panel for the Environmental Photographer of the Year Award and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Rural Deliberative Forum.

Additional Information

Savannah Dodd




10.00-13.00 & 15.30-18.30









This activity may be suspended for reasons unrelated to the organization due to the exceptionality caused by Covid-19., In the event that new restrictions were to arise, we would try to continue this activity online.

Important note:

If you register for a free activity, please be serious in your attendance., Places are limited, and every year there are attendees who run out of places., If you are unable to attend for reasons beyond your control, please notify us as soon as possible.