The Photographer Not a Terrorist campaign is a new British organization devoted to helping photographers whom the authorities have busted or harassed for being potential terrorists, kidnapping innocent photons with deadly light-sensors.
They’ve got a “bust card” explaining your rights to you and the officers you interact with, as well as a sticker/poster design and a gallery of photographers holding “I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist” signs.
Photography is under attack. Across the country it that seems anyone with a camera is being targeted as a potential terrorist, whether amateur or professional, whether landscape, architectural or street photographer. Not only is it corrosive of press freedom but creation of the collective visual history of our country is extinguished by anti-terrorist legislation designed to protect the heritage it prevents us recording.
This campaign is for everyone who values visual imagery, not only photographers.
The campaign is run by a collection of concerned individuals and owes no allegiance to any single organization.
We must work together now to stop this before photography becomes a part of history rather than a way of recording it.
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