Photo releases exist to protect organizations rather than the people in the photos. That’s why communicators must do more when asking to take photos of clients for publicity purposes. We must ensure they know they can say no, and we must ensure that refusal won't mean they are blocked from our services/events.
People of color and individuals from traditionally marginalized populations have seen images of themselves or people like them misused over and over again. Communicators must rethink how we think of photography.