The Story Behind the Background Photo

My friend Caleb and I conducted our ISP in a fairly remote village of Ecuador. When we first met our host family, our host sister took us on a hike to a rock that overlooks the valley below. She was very curious about us, and she was especially intrigued by out binoculars. When we reached the summit, she borrowed my binoculars to see if she could find a bear or her house below. Soon losing interest in that, she turned to look up at Caleb through the binoculars, creating this photo.

Sage Fox, Oregon State University
Ecuador: Comparative Ecology & Conservation


SIT’S STATEMENT ON THE ETHICAL USE OF IMAGES
SIT UNDERSTANDS THE POWER OF PHOTOGRAPHS TO SHAPE OUR PERCEPTIONS OF THE WORLD. WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO USE IMAGES THAT SHOW RESPECT FOR ALL CULTURES AND THE DIGNITY OF OUR PHOTO SUBJECTS. WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ENSURE THAT INDIVIDUALS (OR THEIR PARENTS/GUARDIANS) HAVE CONSENTED TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED.