Your Rights as a Photographer, Part II: The Protest!

photgs1.jpgBetween Twittering, and Googling for the next great hike, I got an email from Markland about this June 1st Photographers’ Rights Protest in Hollywood and Downtown. Here are the details via Discarted:

Photographers throughout Los Angeles will gather at the Hollywood and Highland Metro Station to peacefully protest against the unnecessary treatment they have received from security guards(particularly the white shirts), LAPD, and LASD while photographing in public places, and on the Metro.

Make signs, T-shirts, and be sure to bring your cameras(still and video). Sign ideas as well as other ideas should be posted here. We need things that will make us stand out as a cohesive group.

Start Time: 11:00am
Location: Hollywood and Highland, 6801 Hollywood Los Angeles, CA 90028

At about 1:30pm we will board the Metro and travel to Union Station

Start Time: 2:00pm
Location: 800 N Alameda St Los Angeles, CA 90012

Flickr Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/laprotest/
Contact: info@discarted.com

Perhaps a protest is not really the answer. I say, improv. What if 500 photographers descended into Hollywood & Highland to take pictures of the subway?

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… MASS HYSTERIA!

Photo from muha…’s photostream

8 Replies to “Your Rights as a Photographer, Part II: The Protest!”

  1. Perhaps a protest is not really the answer. I say, improv. What if 500 photographers descended into Hollywood & Highland to take pictures of the subway?

    Actually, that’s a great idea.

    Most people just wanna turn and run the other way when they see a protest.

    This would make folks a lot more curious to ask questions.

  2. With 2 weeks notice, the police will know all about this.

    A 12-hour notice “flash” photo event would be cooler. (A true “flash mob”! I kill me)

  3. jason-

    thanks for posting this. it’s actually not going to be your typical protest with a lot of chanting and signs but more like 500 photographers descending into Hollywood & Highland to take pictures of the area and the Metro

    that’s our intention

  4. This is good. As a “photographer”, I’m tired of getting harrased when I got to shoot a site. I’ve been kind of relaxed with our lack of work lately, since that means less hassle from security guards and police officers.

    I got into once with asshole from Torrance PD. He actually said, “Have you heard of Homeland Security?” I laughed and said, “Man, you have no idea who you’re speaking to.” That threw him off and he stumbled. Eye roll, “Are you done?” He was ready to arrest me for taking a picture…all in the name of Homeland Security.

    I’m on my way to Lakewood in a few to shoot a site and I always get the cops called on me when I shoot in Lakewood. Sigh. I’ve started whipping out my ACLU card and they tend to back off fast…even though it’s expired.

  5. OK. What am I doing wrong? I’ve only been stopped a couple of times in my entire life. Both were in the weee hours.

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