Photographers’ Rights

On Sunday, I attended the lecture about photographers’ rights presented by Mickey Osterreicher, General Counsel for the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), and Richard Kelly, former Association of Media Photographers (ASMP) President.

For those of you who also attended the lecture or are interested in the official U.S. Department of Homeland Security position on photography of federal buildings, please download the bulletin released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on August 2, 2010.  The NPAA has done extensive work to define, defend, and preserve the rights of photographers of all levels.  To learn more about the NPPA and its advocacy work, please visit their blog.

Photographers may also wish to download The Photographers Right, a flyer explaining the rights of a photographer when stopped or confronted for photography, and keep a copy in their camera bag.