Posts Tagged 'blizzard'

Mystery Film’s Owners Found

Todd Bieber, the extremely dogged finder of a roll of film in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, finally tracked down its owners after a five-country journey through Europe. (Does this guy have no job and unlimited funds? Amazing.) He met up with them in Paris in a reunion he called awkward.

As the Lookout blog reports:

It turns out the photos were taken by a French student temporarily studying in America named Camille, whose brother was visiting her in New York when the storm hit. Camille’s ex-roommate wrote to Bieber to say that she thought the photos were taken by Camille because she recognized the block outside her apartment.

In another universe, a New York City sanitation worker would have found the film and just thrown it away….

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NPPA Protests JetBlue’s Treatment of Photographer

The National Press Photographers Association has come out in support of photographer Steven Sunshine, a New York Daily News contributing photographer, who was taking photos of blizzard-induced flight delays at JFK airport in December. JetBlue security personnel told Sunshine he should have requested clearance three days earlier, despite the fact that the Sunday storm’s severity was not known until the day before. Sunshine was escorted out of the terminal and, when he filed a complaint with the Port Authority Police, which oversees the airport, they threatened to pull his credentials.

“For you to have singled out Mr. Sunshine, who identified himself as a credentialed press photographer is an insult to our profession and members, who are also part of the flying public. While I appreciate your concerns for the safety of your patrons and employees I would hope that you can understand that photography/videography by itself is not a dangerous or pernicious activity.”

Source: NPPA Advocacy Committee


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