Amateur photographers spark global debate
August 18, 2008
The Sunday Telegraph ?s coverage of the ongoing campaign to protect the right to take photographs in public places has sparked an international debate on the internet.
The article, published yesterday in the newspaper?s magazine supplement Seven and online, is currently one of the Telegraph website?s most viewed stories.
Amateur photographer (AP) magazine readers played a key role in research for the article.
Written by journalist Sam Delaney, the piece documents the experiences of AP readers and carries the headline ?Has our increasingly paranoid society declared war on the humble ?weekend snapper???
Among many to have contributed comments to the newspaper?s website since the report appeared was Telegraph reader Tony McDonough, who wrote: ?I fear long gone are the days of Henri Cartier-Bresson and the honesty of recording our lives? Everyone with a camera isn?t a terrorist or a paedophile. Some people actually enjoy taking photographs as others might enjoy gardening.?
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