We've heard all the arguments against voluntourism. But Andrew Frankel says the criticism is too often motivated by self-righteousness, which gets in the way of being able to work with others to learn together.
While photos are a great way of preserving a moment, Christie Long questions the intentions and ethics of tourists taking photos of people they haven't spoken to or built a rapport with.
Drawing on his experience in Cambodia, Weh Yeoh shows how voluntourists' well-intentioned efforts to dig wells or assemble wheelchairs can be much less helpful than following the lead of Cambodians themselves.
When travelling overseas, does posing for pictures do more harm than good? Rachel Kurzyp reflects on her complicated relationship with photos, both as the person behind the camera and the one in the shot.
Do children in orphanages benefit from their contact with volunteers? Hanna Tabea Voelkl draws on her field research in Ghana to consider children's perspectives.