Friday 08 January 2010
I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist! invites all Photographers to a mass photo gathering in defence of street photography.
There has been a series of high profile detentions under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act recently, including seven armed police detaining an award-winning architectural photographer in the City of London, the arrest of a press photographer covering campaigning Santas at City Airport, and the stop and search of a BBC photographer at St Paul’s Cathedral, among many others.
So PHNAT feels now is the time for a mass turnout of photographers, professional and amateur alike, to defend our rights and stop this abuse of the terror laws.
In-public street photographers will be there.
More information here.
In-Public was set up in 2000 to provide a home for Street Photographers.
Our aim is to promote Street Photography and to continue to explore its possibilities, we are a non commercial collective. All the photographers featured here have been invited to show their work because they have the ability to see the unusual in the everyday and to capture the moment. The pictures remind us that, if we let it, over-familiarity can make us blind to what’s really going on in the world around us.Read more
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