Condé Nast Sets New Standards For Photographers
In the wake of revelations of inappropriate behavior by well-known photographers, Condé Nast, which publishes magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair, has set new standards to protect models from sexual harassment.
Under the new guidelines, which the company began drafting in October, the publishing house will no longer work with models younger than 18. Any nudity or sexually aggressive poses will be discussed with subjects, and agreed to in advance. Photographers can no longer use sets for personal projects after a commissioned shoot is completed, and it is recommended that models are never left alone with photographers, makeup artists, or other contributors. An anonymous reporting line will be set up for any violations.
The standards respond to the #metoo movement, and aim to make photo shoots safer for everyone involved.