Posts Tagged ‘civil rights’

Civil Rights Photographer Bob Adelman: Interview by Photographer Matt Herron

Posted by on Monday March 21, 2016 | Obituary, Photojournalism

Civil Rights photographer Bob Adelman, who died over the weekend at the age of 85, was profiled recently in an essay titled “Shooting Civil Rights” by photographer Matt Herron. A friend and colleague of Adelman’s, and a fellow Civil Rights activist, Herron wrote the essay for a traveling exhibit called “This Light of Ours: Activist... More

Photog Abused Drugs and Has Bitter ex-Mother In Law? So What. Photography Still Isn’t a Crime

Posted by on Wednesday April 3, 2013 | Uncategorized

A federal court has smacked down attempts by the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) to harass and intimidate a photographer who is suing the department. The photographer is suing over civil rights violations, because police stopped him for photographing a public arrest. Christopher Sharp won a protective order in US District Court in Maryland last... More

DC Police Department Issues Order Affirming Photographers’ Rights

Posted by on Wednesday July 25, 2012 | Photojournalism

To settle a right-to-photograph lawsuit filed by an aspiring photojournalist and the ACLU, the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department has issued a general order stating that “a bystander has the right under the First Amendment to observe and record [DC police officers] in the public discharge of their duties.” The order instructs police not to... More

Civil Rights Group Demands End to Use of Same-Sex Couple Photo in Anti-Gay Ad

Posted by on Thursday July 12, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Photos In The News

When wedding photographer Kristina Hill learned that her engagement photo of a same-sex couple had been used without her permission in a political flyer attacking same-sex marriage, she told PDN she wasn’t sure she had the resources to pursue a long legal battle. Now Hill and her clients have an ally. Southern Poverty Law Center... More

Police Intimidation Watch: Mannie Garcia Files $500K Lawsuit for Unlawful Arrest

Posted by on Thursday June 14, 2012 | Photojournalism

Veteran news photographer Mannie Garcia has sued several Montgomery County, Maryland police officers, alleging violation of his civil rights and physical and emotional suffering as a result of being “manhandled” and arrested without cause in June, 2011. Garcia is seeking $500,000 in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages to be determined. Garcia, who lost his White... More