Brit Photographers Get Intimidated Too

There’s an interesting article in the Torygraph about photographers in the UK being harassed by all manner of security personnel. In April 2006, I took the above picture of the 2012 Olympic construction, which is now policed — overzealously, it would seem — by the Orwellian-sounding Olympic Delivery Authority. My old home town of Ipswich gets a mention in the article: A photographer there got hassled for taking pictures of Christmas crowds. Then there’s the good citizen that called 999 (911) on a photographer-blogger for taking pictures in a park.

One apparent difference between the US and Britain: If you have a camera round your neck in public in the UK ,you are more likely assumed to be a pedophile than a terrorist.

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