National Photographers’ Rights Day – June 1, 2008
Today is National Photographer’s Rights Day, so we hope you’re out exercising your First Amendment rights to take pictures in public like we were doing this afternoon.
As you all know, it’s completely legal to take photos in public space. Some people are catching on; some people aren’t. These things do take time, but we do believe we have had far more successes than setbacks since the creation of the National Photographers’ Rights Organization in 2008.
In the past we’ve held a gathering on this day to bring photographers of all kinds together to take pictures, share stories, educate anybody who is willing to listen, and to demonstrate that there’s nothing wrong with taking photos in public.
However, we’ve been busy over the past year or so with general life stuff, not to mention an ACLU lawsuit against the LA County Sheriff’s Department. So we have not been as active as we’d liked to have been. We’re still around though, and we do have some future photography events and trips in the works; there’s also plans to have a seminar and a photography walk with ACLU staff. So stay tuned.
And in case you forgot, here are your rights.