Proud to announce the formation of a new campaign for photographers’ rights – I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist!

http://photographernotaterrorist.org

Photography is under attack. Across the country anyone with a camera is targeted as a potential terrorist. This campaign is for everyone who values visual imagery and press freedom.

Come to the launch party for this new campaign on Saturday the 8th of August at The Foundry http://www.foundry.tv in East London from 6pm till late.

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Nottingham photographer ‘Tash’ also  strongly supports the British Journal of Photography Campaign.

Police routinely invoke anti-terror legislation to prevent photographers from carrying out their work, and photojournalists are constantly filmed at public gatherings and their details kept on an ever-growing database. Tourists, particularly foreign tourists, are also targeted by police, as was the case with an Austrian father and son recently who made the mistake of photographing a building of an extremely sensitive nature—Walthamstow bus station.

Put simply, Britain has become a no-photo zone, and so if you fail to comply, you may find yourself liable to attack, arrest or harassment. Recognising that Britain is not the only country where such a draconian anti-photographer culture is developing, the British Journal of Photography is beginning an international visual campaign to raise awareness.

‘Not A Crime’  http://www.not-a-crime.com

The fight-back begins here – BJP 15 July

http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=865556

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