My work as an archaeologist means I have handled the bones of hundreds of individuals and been asked to take pictures of many of these. Part of the ethics code requires me to show ‘due respect’ to the bodies I handle. Because of this I have never shared these pictures as stock, no matter how interesting or educational I may think they are.
However, the term ‘due respect’ is not defined anywhere. I’m curious as to whether my watchers and the people who use my stock would feel uncomfortable if I posted pictures of skeletons.
- Would you find it disrespectful to the remains?
- Would you personally be upset by the images of skeletons?
- Or would you find it an interesting/useful resource?