Photographers’ Rights Printed on a Lens Cloth by Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer magazine is doing something about all the stories in the news of photographers being stopped and harassed by police in Britain. They’ve created a special lens cloth that has guidelines that were issued to Metropolitan police officers last year printed on. The lens cloth set will be bundled for free in the July 10th issue of the magazine, which hits newsstands on July 6 and lands in the hands of subscribers on July 3.

Now who’s going to step up and make one for photographers in the United States?

Image credit: Photograph by Amateur Photographer

  • Brett

    I would love to buy one of these. Seeing the trouble some photographers are getting in kind of worries me. I think this would keep my confidence if I was approached by an officer.

  • Mike Higdon

    The rules for the US are very similar if not identical. Except the citation is the First Amendment and subsequent precedents.

  • David Ritchie

    “Now who’s going to step up and make one for US photographers?”
    We definitely need one for South African photographers :(

  • Sil3ncer7

    I cant tell you how many time I have been kicked out, harassed, told off, and had authorities called for taking pictures in public, unmarked places. I need one of these for the US!!!

  • Pieterjan Grobler

    I totally agree for South Africa

  • David Ritchie

    Maybe we should ask PixMag to do something similar?

  • Maria

    We need a US version of this.

  • Les Stockton

    We definitely need a US version. You'd think that in a country where people pride themselves as being “in a free country” that they do anything but, in practice. The police, who should be knowledgeable and concerned about protecting our rights, also in practice, seem to be ignorant of our rights, and certainly unwilling to protect them. And when asked, “under what law are you preventing me from photographing in a public area”, they not only can't give a law, they they refuse to answer all together.

  • Andy

    What a fantastic idea, it’s just a shame that it's come to this, I will defiantly be getting a copy.

  • Chris

    Will be buying that, might get 2

  • Donovan Rekanize Fannon

    Would totally love a US version of this.

  • CanR

    A Canadian version would be nice as well. I was in downtown Toronto yesterday browsing the new tourist attraction, the fence that has been put in place for the G20 summit, and it feels like I stepped into Orwell's version of 1984.

  • Zarli Win

    Why not just print it out and carry it around?

  • Michael Amos

    Or even get some blank business cards and print some out and get them laminated.

  • Guest

    Unless you live in Illinois, Massachusetts, or Maryland.

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