Photo Attorney

May 31, 2008

Photography Is/Not Allowed? - 7

Fox 5 TV station in Washington DC interviewed Joel Lawson yesterday about harassment of photographers at Union Station. While an Amtrak spokesperson was explaining that photography is allowed in Union Station, a security guard interrupted to tell the journalist to stop filming the interview!

Good news: Congresswoman Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, is reportedly looking into legislative measures to protect the right to take photos in DC.

Thanks to Joel Lawson for representing photographers well and for submitting this alert!

p.s. Also check this video of and article about a police office attacking a photojournalist who says, "[the camera] is the only thing to protect me."

Thanks to Jamie De Pould for submitting this alert!