Photo Attorney

Aug 12, 2008

Photography Not Allowed - 10

Thomas Hawk reports on his blog the events that led to his being forced to leave the SF MOMA for taking photos. His words in his updated blog entry seem much too familiar to photographers these days:

I've seen people branded as pedophiles for shooting at public parks or their neighborhood swimming pool. I've seen people claiming 9/11 makes checking photography necessary. I've seen train stations and malls and shopping centers and museums and parks and public buildings and architecture increasingly turn against the photographer. And when this happens and when people see something that has happened to them at one point or another happening to someone else it resonates.

Kudos to those such as Thomas Hawk who are willing to defend their rights!

Thanks to Nathan Chilton for submitting this topic.