The fundamental moral questions about how we relate to others and what rights the photographer has vis-a-vis their subjects, and vice versa, in turn inform and shape the ethics of representation. World Press Photo director Lars Boering said in a statement, The World Press Photo Contest must be based on trust in the photographers who enter their work and in their professional ethics. For some, the question of manipulation is the defining one when it comes to photojournalism and ethics. And for others, the term ethics' is, or should ideally be, synonymous with 'rules' - some defining code by which the limits of a photographer's intervention in the appearance of their pictures might be settled objectively and for all time. As Wendy Kozol argues, 'visual encounters that stage a confrontation with moral failure can themselves foster an ethics of recognition of the humanness of others while contending with the spectator's own gaze'.