Addressing Ethical and Practical Dilemmas in Visual Storytelling

Summary of Consultation #4

 Over forty people – representing communications managers and specialists, photographers, consultants, and journalists – participated in Dignified Storytelling Consultation #4 on March 3, 2021. As the fourth of a six-part series being hosted by Dignified Storytelling, the Consultation focused on “Addressing Ethical and Practical Dilemmas in Visual Storytelling” with the aim of gathering best practices around dignified storytelling approaches in photography, film, and other visual art forms.   


The Consultation also provided a platform for a diverse group of artists, communication specialists, and advocates to learn from a panel of content creators and each other’s ideas and experiences across sectors and geographies. 


Outcomes from Consultation #4 – along with the other discussions in the series – will help inform the Dignified Storytelling Guidebook, which is being developed as part of the wider Dignified Storytelling initiative with support from Dubai Cares, Expo 2020, and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC).

A screenshot of Consultation #4 participants as they head into the breakout room discussions.