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Scot Shots Guidelines

Image use and Copyright

Images and metadata are provided with permission of the content providers/copyright holders. The photographer or artist holds copyright for these images. Content for this collection is licensed under a Creative Commons license 3.0 for non-commercial, non-derivative works. The exception to this is use by Macalester College for informational and promotional publications if approved by copyright owner.


This will not be a publicly accessible collection. Access is provided on campus only at this time. Plans for selective access to alumni are being considered.

Contributing Images

Anyone submitting images must be the photographer.

Integrity of the Collection

While this collection is intended to be a permanent archive, images may be removed from this collection at any time if deemed necessary by the College. Request to remove material will be reviewed by the Manchester College Digital Assess Management committee. Images will be transferred to any future storage technology for ongoing preservation.

Image Guidelines:

Submit the original image with no alteration in size or quality.


There is not one ethical standard for taking documentary photographs, although much has been written on the subject from organizations like the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). WIPO in describing the legal results of taking and using photographs writes:

While understanding the laws applicable to photography may help deal with the legal aspects of taking and using photographs, it is highly advisable that photographers and users of photographs also formulate their personal ethical code. Publishing photographs of people can cause the suffering or humiliation of the people depicted in situations that are embarrassing, painful or private. It is in such situations that photographers and users need to balance ethical considerations associated with the taking or publishing of photographs with their legal obligations under copyright and other laws.

It is important to be considerate when taking photographs. As a general rule it is always best to get permission to photograph before you do so. If publishing your image could possibly embarrass or expose your subject, please choose another image to submit to Scot Shots.

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