What are the rules of war photography?

What are the rules of War photography?
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With the devastating ongoing major wars and armed conflicts happening around us, especially the impacts of the current invasion of Ukraine being televised continuously, is it morally and ethically correct to participate in war photography? 

There may be no right or wrong answer to this question, or a definitive one at all. And additionally, it expands into other contemporary and controversial areas of photography such as documenting the effects of global traumas like those suffering from poverty, illness, global warming, and wildlife extinction. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.