Every street photographer worth his/her salt has done it.
Is taking photograph of street people or homeless people ethically correct?
Does this act, a sort of exploitation?
Some argue that documenting life as it happens is not exploitation.
Some may even argue that it brings out the conditions and plight of these people so that they can guide the helping hands and charity institutions to reach out to these people.
However, exploiting the condition of somebody for the sake of Photograph and profiting from this act is not acceptable.
Also don’t take their photos if you realize that they are mentally ill or physically challenged.
Never never make fun of their plight.
Just look into their eyes and you will understand.
Personally I feel one should take the permission from these people.
In some situations,I noticed these people requesting the photographer to take their photos and show it to them or even hand over a print.
Dear readers please share your thoughts.
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This post is part of Weekly Prompts Wednesday: Street People