Posts Tagged 'Photographers’ Rights'



Photographers Stand Up for their Rights

Naomi Mercer, host of the web series “Gadget Gossip,” passed up a beautiful day at the beach to document our first-ever Photographers’ Rights Day in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 1.  

Video by Naomi Mercer

UK Security Guard Assaults Photographer

This security officer in the UK gets handsy with a photographer on a public street in Middlesbrough. From the photographer’s account:

Two security guards from the nearby shopping center THE MALL came running over, we were surrounded by six hostile and aggressive security guards. They then said photographing shops was illegal and this was private land. I was angry at being grabbed by this man so i pushed him away, one of the men wearing a BARGAIN MADNESS shirt twisted my arm violently behind my back, i winced in pain and could hardly breathe in agony.

I thought the Brits were supposed to be more civilized?

Read the full account here.

via WindWalkabout

You Can’t Picture This

After being harassed by authorities on a busy street, Rajesh Thind investigates the photographers’ rights issue in London. The one particularly aggressive officer perfectly encapsulates the fearful authority who isn’t quite sure what he’s after or what he’s enforcing, he just thinks it’s “suspicious.” “Can you tell me why you’re filming here? Gimme a good reason!” and “Gimme ID first!” 

John Toner from the National Union of Journalists says in the video, “Taking pictures using film [or] video is not in itself a crime.”

Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Supports Photographers’ Rights

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton(D-DC) sets the record straight, stating that Washington DC’s Union Station is public space and has always been public space and that all Constitutional rights apply within Union Station.

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Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Supports Photographers’ Rights

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton(D-DC) sets the record straight, stating that Washington DC’s Union Station is public space and has always been public space and that all Constitutional rights apply within Union Station.

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