Photography climate echoes wartime Britain? (update)

December 16, 2009

Have you wondered how the photographer and police stories began gathering momentum?

Over the past three weeks or so the media has run an unprecedented amount of coverage on the plight of photographers.

Last year Amateur Photographer (AP) delved into its 125-year-old archives and discovered that today’s climate is not dissimilar to the suspicion that surrounded photography during wartime.

Here, AP re-publishes the article the magazine first ran in March 2008, following a succession of news items based on readers’ experiences…



Photographers should carry ID

Amateur arrested after taking pics in London

Amateur on ‘reconnaissance mission’

AP meets counter-terrorism minister in Parliament

Photographer to complain against City police

Police crackdown on City photographers

Watch a recent More4 News report HERE

Watch a recent London Tonight report HERE

ITN film crew stopped while covering photo story

Terror swoop photographer lodges complaint against police

Photography in public campaign: Video by AP news editor

MP lodges new Commons petition

The Independent’s photo rights article

Sunday Telegraph interviews AP

Top Gear photographer blasts Met

Christmas lights terror stop

Photography in public campaign escalates

BBC photographer in terror stop

Police apology after Christmas lights fiasco

Jet ski photographer files complaint against police

Home Office publishes new guidance

Amateur photographer arrested

Terror police and photography: Know your rights

Met issues photography guidelines

Amateur Photographer magazine to help draft anti-terror guidance

Carlile report criticises terror law

Photographers ‘guilty’ until proved innocent

Lawyer speaks out about terror law threat

AP magazine requests stops and search data

Police stop and search powers to be cut

Government issues stop and search pledge.

Photographers face wider anti-terror curbs

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