A photographer friend from NY sent me this info about regulations that the NY City Mayor’s office is trying to put into effect regarding street photography. Here’s his message – if you’re there – please go.
All of a sudden we, as photographers, students and teachers, are facing serious restrictions by The Mayor’s office about NYC street photography.
I know you know everyone so please alert them and have them sign the petition.
We don’t have much time with a deadline of August 3rd.
Here is the URL with the petition to sign:
Introduced quietly just before Memorial Day weekend, the regulations could severely impede the ability of even casual photographers and filmmakers to operate in New York City.
A group of two or more people who want to use a camera in a single public location for more than a half hour (including setup and breakdown time) could be required to get a city permit and $1 million in liability insurance.
According to the NY Civil Liberties Union, “these regulations violate the First Amendment right to photograph in public places, and open the door to selective and discriminatory enforcement.”
SAVE THE DATE:
Friday, July 27th, 6:30 pm
Rally for the 1st Amendment – Union Square
People are invited to turn out to make a statement about New York City’s laws and regulations regarding filming, shouting, biking, parading, and dancing.
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