Don’t shoot!February 8, 2009
A photographer’s lot is not a happy one. Especially if you prefer cities to landscapes, the public think you’re a pedophile, security guards think you’re a terrorist. According to the BJP an amendment to the Counter Terrorism Act introduces laws that let the police to arrest you for taking their photo. No such laws existed to stop ‘evidence gatherers’ snapping people during the 2006 Labour Conference.
Meanwhile in America (where else) a man was arrested for taking a photo of an Amtrak train. His sinister motives were to enter an Amtrak photo contest that called for people to take and enter photos of Amtrak trains.