Friday, February 08, 2008

Photographers Will Take Photos of Atlantic Yards Site on Sunday

That story about the MTA officer that harassed someone shooting video of the Atlantic Yards footprint reported by Atlantic Yards Report pissed off a lot of photographers and bloggers, many of whom do duty as journalists without the minimal protections offers by press credentials. (Not that a press card is a shield against those bent on interfering with reporting and photography, but every little bit helps when one is out there.) In any case, there's now a "Photographer's Rights Free Expression Mobilization" planned for Sunday, February 10 at 3PM. Per a posting at the DDDB website:
A "photographers' rights free expression mobilization" responding to the harassment of video artist/teacher Katherin McInnis by an MTA police officer last Sunday, February 3rd on public property within the Atlantic Yards footprint. We will discuss photographers' rights and the Atlantic Yards situation, then walk and photograph within the footprint. Depending on circumstances, we may have the opportunity to engage in respectful information exchange with MTA police and/or private security personnel. End point: Freddy's Bar and Backroom, 485 Dean Street, corner of Sixth Avenue. Meet at the Brooklyn Bears Community Garden, Pacific Street and Flatbush Avenue, entrance on Pacific. If there's *heavy* rain or snow, we'll change the meeting place to Freddy's Bar, 485 Dean, corner of Sixth Avenue.
Nice touch, wrapping up at Freddy's.



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