“I’m a Photograher NOT a Terrorist!” “Me too!”

I'm a Photographer NOT a Terrorist!

Call me naive and you’d be right. Yesterday I had absolutely no idea that France and Australia were involved with internet censorship, and today I find out that people are being arrested for taking photographs … IN ENGLAND!

Photography is under attack. Across the country it that seems anyone with a camera is being targeted as a potential terrorist, whether amateur or professional, whether landscape, architectural or street photographer.

Not only is it corrosive of press freedom but creation of the collective visual history of our country is extinguished by anti-terrorist legislation designed to protect the heritage it prevents us recording.

This campaign is for everyone who values visual imagery, not just photographers.

WTF? This is beginning to get very Orwellian and very frightening. Perhaps, in a few years Cameronian will be a oft used adjective, too.

If you take photographs it might be well and good to join the campaign at http://photographernotaterrorist.org and may I also suggest you download their ‘Bust Card‘, just in case.

If you’re not a photographer then visit the site anyway. It’s always nice to know how liberties we take for granted are being eroded.

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One comment on ““I’m a Photograher NOT a Terrorist!” “Me too!”

  1. Bruin Fisher says:

    As a keen photographer myself, I’m very interested in this. There’s been debate about this for some time.
    Most of the time, considerate behaviour on the part of the photographer and reasonable behaviour on the part of the public avoids confrontation but it only takes a policeman with a fixation to drive a coach and horses through the entente cordiale.

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