Refusing to Photograph 'Ugly' People

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Being her own boss, photographer Jen McKen gets to call the shots, literally. When she became witness to an online bullying, she decided to draw the line, which ended up saying more than a photograph ever could.

"Last night, I posted on Facebook the following: “If I’m wrong, please speak up. I came across a page on Facebook that was created (by someone under a ficticious name) to bully, ridicule and say mean and hurtful things about their classmates. While visiting the page, I found several teenage girls that have scheduled sessions with me for their senior pictures. I am emailing them tomorrow to cancel their shoots. I do not want them to represent my business and I am beside myself at how MEAN and CRUEL they were on that page.” As I was drafting the email that I was going to send out to the clients my phone was blowing up with comments....."


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Image credit: mikebaird via Flickr, Creative Commons.

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