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The Hippocratic Oath of a Photographer: Photo Clichés of the 1930s


Back in 1937, art director M.F. Agha wrote a piece in U.S. Camera magazine titled The Hippocratic Oath of a Photographer, which warns photographs not to pursue common photographic clichés that were saturating the industry. It’s an interesting glimpse into what popular photo subjects were back in the day.

Now compare these to photographer Martin Parr’s piece on present clichés seen in the industry. What are some modern day clichés that you’d include in an updated version of this Hippocratic Oath?

The Hippocratic Oath of a Photographer (via ICP via The Online Photographer)