Street Photography = street robbery?
delastro | Opinions | Published Sep 24, 2012
There are increasingly people who think photography is robbery. They seem to equate a gun and a camera.
If a robber makes a robbery and takes away my material possessions or a photographer / a photographer shots a photo of me without asking me and takes away intangibles – what’s the difference?
The robber took my material goods, the photographer took my intangible assets – in that case a part of my personal/individual rights like the right to decide about pictures of myself.
|photoy by michael mahlke|
We live in a democracy and believe to personal/individual/human rights. The self-determination over the own data (which just today also photos are) is an important human right in the digital age.
So I think in the field of streetphotography – as one example – you can see how far people accept the human and personal/individual rights – or if they make an partliy immaterial identity theft as well as the violation of individual/personal rights.
If anyone should see it differently, I’m curious about the reasoning.
Last but not least I have learned Oxford Standard English at school and I hope that the main thoughts are clear.