Photography Is 'Not A Crime'

July 27, 2009 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Websites | Comment |

In response to continued harassment of photographers by the police, the British Journal of Photography (BJP) has launched a campaign entitled, ‘Not A Crime’. “Police routinely invoke anti-terror legislation to prevent photographers from carrying out their work, and photojournalists are constantly filmed at public gatherings and their details kept on an ever-growing database. Tourists, particularly foreign tourists, are also targeted by police,” the BJP claims. As you may remember, PhotographyBLOG editor Mark Goldstein was also stopped and issued with Form 5090(X) for “taking photos of iconic landmarks” in central London. Those who agree that photography is not a crime are advised to visit the website below and submit a photo of themselves with a sign saying, ‘Not a crime’ or ‘I am not a terrorist’, to the campaign’s Flickr group. Additionally, you are encouraged to leave a comment here, after the break.

Website: Not A Crime

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