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"I am not a Terrorist": 'Not A Crime' photography Campaign

Tash [alan lodge] | 15.07.2009 18:50 | Indymedia | Repression | Terror War

Nottingham photographer 'Tash' 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'

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Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK
Member of the National Union of Journalists [No: 014345]
"It is not enough to curse the darkness.
It is also necessary to light a lamp!!"

Tash [alan lodge]
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Display the following 3 comments

  1. Letsby Avenue my lad — Paul O'Hanlon
  2. Deleting photos.... — Bob
  3. Met "advice" — I'm a photographer not a terrorist