So here's my ethical dilemma for the day, which I will happily share with you.
I have had the honor and pleasure of being associated with an endeavor that is nearing completion but can't yet be fully revealed. A woman I know who has been involved in quilting for decades is the lead player in making a documentary series about quilts, covering the wide range from antiques to contemporary art. She has interviewed many quilters (including me) and gotten hundreds of images of quilts of all sorts.
The first two episodes of the documentary are ready for rough screening, and one of the few people who has seen them had a big problem. Seems that some of the quilts were shown in detail, not in full view. The unhappy viewer thought that the artists would be upset (even though all the images were submitted voluntarily by the artists, who granted unlimited permission to use them).
The auteur/producer called me last night for an opinion, since she knows I have submitted several images of my own quilts for the project (don't know whether she has used them or not). I asked her what steps she's taking to give public credit to the artists, whether full shots or details were used.
This of course was the answer she wanted to hear, but we wondered what other art quilters might think. I'd really appreciate your thoughts, and promise to pass them along. Meanwhile, here are a couple of photos of my own work, where I'd probably rather have the detail on display than the full quilt!