Photographers to stage Tate Modern protest over photo rights

December 4, 2009

A group of photographers plan to stage a protest outside the Tate Modern gallery in London tomorrow over their right to take pictures in public.

The gathering, which is being co-ordinated by photographers through the blogging site Twitter, takes place at 3.30pm on Saturday 5 December.

Last month a BBC photographer was stopped by police under anti-terrorism laws while taking a photo of St Paul’s Cathedral from Tate Modern which lies on the south bank of the River Thames.

Amateur Photographer magazine has been fighting for the rights of photographers to take pictures in public places unchallenged by the authorities for some time, leading to an article in the Sunday Telegraph last year.


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