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AcadieLibre
07-20-2011, 02:09 PM
"On Tuesday 21 June 2011 six photographers were assigned different areas of the City to photograph. Some used tripods, some went hand held, one set up a 5 x 4."

As the title says know your rights and stand your ground.


Stand Your Ground (http://youtu.be/FJH9F7Hcluo)

kat
07-20-2011, 02:27 PM
Makes me not want to travel there... :(

Marko
07-20-2011, 03:00 PM
I hope it's okay that i regularly share your great links A.L.

AcadieLibre
07-20-2011, 03:42 PM
If they are not shared what good are they. I post hoping people read and share ones they find relevant.

asnow
07-20-2011, 06:45 PM
The one good thing was that the cops seems to be reasonable about it. It was the building security that were idiots.

AcadieLibre
07-20-2011, 07:19 PM
It was the building security that were idiots.

They are instructed by upper management to use those tactics, if they do not they will be out of a job. Some seem the take pride in being *******s while others are just doing what they are told. It is the ignoramuses who are the ones who run the buildings that are the issue. Security guards for the most part are told what they are expected to enforce and how. The building management are the idiots.

Marko
07-21-2011, 11:16 AM
Thanks AL. Someone made an interesting comment when I did share this.
How come all the photographers were white in a VERY multicultural city like London. Surely they should have had a couple of non-white photographers....which might have spiced up the film a bit more.

Lizardqing
07-25-2011, 12:59 AM
Just watched that and thought it was very interesting. Sort of how some of the TSA workers are here even though they have been told people can photo and video them. I have not had any issues like that but then I don't shoot in the city. Yesterday I did walk around a gate at a military base and walked on in to shoot a waterfall, and had no problem at all. Then again they train our Rangers there so if you try anything funny there are some real tough guys to handle you.

Michaelaw
08-01-2011, 02:31 AM
Well maybe they've struck a balance? It seems to me that not that long ago there were many more restrictions placed on British photographers ending up with many taking self portraits holding "I am not a terrorist" sign. At the end of the day though, I'd bet the police were doing their schtick after the original encounter. That is to say, after the law had been established in the photographers favor there was a little "Thanks officer, could you possibly say that on camera?" Somehow I got that impression:shrug:

casil403
08-01-2011, 11:04 AM
AL...that was insightful, interesting and excellent information...thanks so much for sharing. :)

thoughton
08-03-2011, 09:25 AM
Thanks AL. Someone made an interesting comment when I did share this.
How come all the photographers were white in a VERY multicultural city like London. Surely they should have had a couple of non-white photographers....which might have spiced up the film a bit more.

That's an interesting point. I'm a member of a couple of photo forums in the UK, and now that you mention it I don't know of a single black or south asian member on either of them. There are a couple of people of Chinese descent (of which I am one, half at least, via my dear old mum!).

I also read a fair amount of photography blogs, and off the top of my head ALL of those bloggers are white, with the exception of Gordon Lewis at Shutterfinger. I'm not including Rice High the angry Pentax blogger as he doesn't actually talk about photography, just equipment.

Can't think of any non-white 'old masters' either. Perhaps photography is more elitist than we think?