A Good Start But a Long Way to Go

NPRD Photographers 

The first-ever Photographers Rights Rally yesterday was a success — and a good start in getting the word out about this issue. About 35 people (from as far-flung as San Diego, Fullerton and Costa Mesa) showed up over the course of the day and we had LA County sheriffs (very cordially, I might add) supervise us at Hollywood and Highland and escort us on the Metro to Union Station. We had free reign to shoot wherever and whatever we liked. However, as predicted, as soon as the rally ended, things went back to normal and two photographers were harassed, one on the platform at Union Station and threatened with arrest. A letter was sent to Capt. Dan Finkelstein, MTA’s chief of police, Mayor Villaraigosa and Councilmen LaBonge and Garcetti asking to clarify their policies; no response yet.

To check out the shots of the day, click here.

And stay tuned for a photo/audio montage to be posted here soon.

Thanks to all who came out, shot pictures and showed support.

Photo by amianda

2 Responses to “A Good Start But a Long Way to Go”

  1. 1 Kelly Phillips June 2, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Hey, nice to see my picture up on your site. I had a good experience at the rally and will definitely be there in the future. Hopefully we wont have to wait a year to get together again, though, as I met plenty of new friends I’d like to see again.

    Thanks for organizing this.


  1. 1 PhotoPermit.Org Trackback on June 5, 2008 at 3:54 am

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