Magnum releases apology for not showing "enough care" for vulnerable subjects

(Image credit: Magnum)

Magnum has recently issued a public apology for issues that arose in August 2020 regarding images in Magnum's archives. Previous Magnum photojournalist David Alan Harvey (who has since been suspended from the agency) was using Magnum's platform to sell images of young women (possibly teenagers) who were reportedly working as prostitutes in Bangkok.

As reported by PetaPixel, at least one of these images found on Magnum's archives used tags such as "Prostitution", "Teenage girl" and "13 to 18 years". If the subject of this particular image was indeed underage, then the photo would be classified as an image of child exploitation.

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