"public property" related posts on the blog

Street photography scandal: can you do this?

even street photographers are divided in dispute

Hungarion version

Tatsuo Suzuki taking photos

The obtrusive working style of a Japanese street photographer stirred big debate after he appeared in a Fuji commercial. The company dropped both the ad and the photographer they used to sponsor. This is an important story with wide-scale aspects of professionalism, legal issues and ethics: can you put you push the camera up in others’ faces and without consequences?

Photographer sued Steven Spielberg

wasn't allowed to photograph movie shooting in New York

Hungarion version
Brooklyn Bridge in New York

Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

An interesting legal debate started when Steven Spielberg (employees) didn’t allow a photographer to take paparazzi photos of a movie shooting on the streets of New York. Security guards did everything they could to prevent photographing the movie shooting. They installed blockades, canvases, privacy screens and held umbrellas in front of the photographer to block his view. Photographer in return sued the movie company for infringing First amendment rights as New York streets are private property and it is part of freedom of speech to take photos of things happening on the streets.