The National Press Photographers Association Asks DC to Repeal Unfair Law

November 3rd, 2011

Washington DC.JPGOne of the big
problems with trying to make laws regarding photography is that even
something with the best of intentions can cause a lot of problems for
photographers that are staying within the bounds of normal shooting.

A new, incredibly
vague law in Washington DC prohibits photographers from spending more
than five minutes in one location. Seriously. If you’re sticking
around one place for more than five minutes, you could be fined or
even thrown in jail.

The law was
designed with the folks that take portraits of strangers on city
sidewalks in mind, but the with the current wording it could apply to
any photographer, even if they’re just taking a picture of, for
example, one of the many monuments in Washington DC.

(via PetaPixel)

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