Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/07/12

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Subject: [Leica] RE: Another Door Closed to Photography
From: imagist3 at (Lottermoser George)
Date: Sat Jul 12 13:15:16 2008
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Amen brother - as we kiss the ring of corporate power and give thanks  
for the blessings they have bestowed upon us.

Fond regards,

On Jul 12, 2008, at 1:33 PM, EPL wrote:

> The allied professions of journalism and photojournalism took a  
> major wrong
> turn when our colleagues agreed to go onto battlefields contractually
> "embedded" with invading forces. At that moment, we began to  
> surrender our
> rights as independent witnesses to history.
> I now encounter lots of resistance to working as an unallied  
> shooter at
> events. Organizer/sponsors - call them what you will - now expect  
> to have
> total control of media coverage, paid by them and delivered  
> exclusively to
> their specifications
> It's going to be very difficult to get back to the way things once  
> were, at
> least as a professional. The greatest freedom now is the privilege  
> of the
> amateur picture snapper with P&S digital or cell phone camera.
> Emanuel
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