Thursday, 23 February 2006

Schneier on Security: Photographing Airports

Bruce links to a Salon article about being questioned while photographing in airports: Schneier on Security: Photographing Airports.

This seems to be frustrating photographers everywhere at the moment, the apparent 'crack down' on photography in seemingly random places, the heavy handed tactics - questioned, made to prove identity and intent, forced to delete images, etc. Yet, when pushed back, these 'security' individuals always fall back on the implication that "we live in a different world now" and vague suggestions of illegality which don't stand up well to further scrutiny.

Obviously the rules are different in the US and the UK (we don't have their crazy privacy laws for example), UK photographers can get a taste of their rights from the UK Photographers Rights Guide.

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