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Photojournalism is an essential part of the media’s mandate to inform the public. Photojournalists work at the local level covering important daily events but also have assignments that take them to far flung places to document major world events. This puts them, often, in the thick of the action, searching for the frames that they hope will accurately portray what they are witnessing. But especially when it comes to covering tragedy, destruction, and death, it’s a slippery slope for those behind the camera as questions of ethics, morality, and exploitation come under the scanner. These issues are explored in Iman Adem’s Review of Journalism story “Behind the Frame.” 

Guest Bio:

Iman is a fourth-year journalism student at Toronto Metropolitan University. She is a writer who has a deep interest in stories from the Global South. In her free time, she enjoys reading and watching movies. She loves to explore new stories and understand different perspectives.


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