Photography Rights

Flavorpill’s Guide to Your Rights as a Photographer


The words “photographers’ rights” get thrown a lot these days… and sometimes, so do photographers, as in the case New York Times freelance photojournalist Robert Stolarik, captured on video being pushed down World Financial Central Plaza atrium steps by an NYPD officer and blocked by another from trying to take pictures of arrests of protesters. There have been many recent cases of police or other authority preventing the citizens from photographing one thing or another, but it’s not always this confrontational. Sometimes it’s just “Hey, you can’t photograph here!” So, what are you legally allowed to photograph? Let’s go down the list so you can say, “Hey, actually, I can!”
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