erin m ADMIN October 11, 2008
If you post a photo to DC Photo Rights, please explain why you think it belongs. Were you stopped while taking it? Is it of a location where you were stopped before? Unrelated photos will be deleted from the group.
Group DescriptionCompanies, government, police, security guards, restaurants. They fear the lens. They ban photographers. They intimidate whomever they can get to get their way.
Amatuer and professional photographers alike are unsure of their rights. And when we are approached to put away the lens, we are alone. We argue or we cave. But we rarerly change the minds of the companies, governments, police, or anyone else. And those who fear the lens gain ground and confidence that they are right. This is how our rights erode.
We are fighting back. You can too.
- Post photos that you took in "banned" locations, or photos when you been asked to stop taking legal photos.
- Arm yourself, with documentation of your legal rights.
- Write to local newspapers and lawmakers about the issue or about specific abuses.
- Post signs, like this one.
- Photograph those who fear it most.
- Share your stories.
And in the most active form of protest, participate in a protest photo shoot. If they don't like photos, if they intimidate law-abiding citizens; then we'll take lots and lots of shots until they are done being camera shy.
Freedom to Photograph
- Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
- Accepted safety levels: Safe