external “Protecting the Right to Photograph, or Not to Be Photographed” —NYTimes

In his 20-year career, [Nick] Turpin has learned how to be inconspicuous, relying on a small Leica and a quick smile — especially when he’s shooting in France, whose privacy laws are among the world’s strictest. [...]

Even in countries with no such privacy laws, photographers are finding it difficult to shoot amid an increasingly suspicious public. Law enforcement officials have stopped and even arrested photographers who were taking pictures of public buildings or police activity. And more and more people are wary of being photographed on the street, lest they turn up in a Facebook or Instagram picture.

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