Although I was not in class for Stephanie’s discussion, the topic covered is interesting and important to think about. Often times, the photos that we see accompanying a story are stock images of needles or other things that are often considered triggering for some people.

It is important to understand how some images can be triggering, and what images are not okay to use in a story. Just as we have highlighted the importance of person-first language in reporting, I think making people, instead of objects, should be the importance when photographing for stories.