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Students learn the ethics of cell phone snapshots


Immaculata University is the latest school to bring a cell phone photography course to campus.

A new cell phone photography class at a suburban Philadelphia university focuses on both the quality of the images and the ethical responsibilities that come with taking and publishing them.

Cell phone cameras — and associated scandals — have become so ubiquitous that it’s important for students to realize “the full gravity of what’s at their fingertips and the power they can have,” Immaculata University communications professor Sean Flannery said.

Flannery teaches the class with Hunter Martin, a professional photographer who works with students on the mechanics of making the images, including composition, lighting, and editing.

Flannery deals with such issues as voyeurism, ethics, citizen journalism, and the difference between public and private spaces.

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