This Week in Photo – Controversy

I'm a guest for the new episode of this week in Photography. ControversyFrederick Van Johnson Shoot and get shot! BP gets slippery with photographers...and David duChemin talks ebook publishing.

Are Cameras the New Guns? – Recent increases in Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, has given rise to a new trend in law enforcement. It is now illegal in at least three states to record any on-duty police officer. "Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland are among the 12 states in which all parties must consent for a recording to be legal unless, as with TV news crews, it is obvious to all that recording is underway."
Apple Releases the next iPhone – The latest version of the iPhone was announced at WWDC with new features including a hi-res screen, improved 5 mp camera, digital flash, ability to shoot and edit HD video, and a front facing camera for video chat.
BP's Photo Blockade of the Gulf Oil Spill – According to photographers, BP and government officials are preventing them from photographing the impact of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
AFP Suing Photographer It Stole Images From PDN - David Walker - "It's hard to explain a mind-blowing mess like this one, but AFP is suing a Haitian photojournalist for "antagonistic assertion of [his] rights" after it distributed his news-breaking earthquake photos all over the world without his permission."
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