Where is the line between legitimate photo and hurting the privacy of the person photographed?
The 'dry' rule says that everything that happens in public is by definition, well... public. But then there are restrictions for underage children and/or something that intentionally humiliates the subject.
Different countries got different rules and attitude towards our privacy and lately it seems that our right as photographers is under attack - The 'I'm a photographer and not a terrorist' uproar swept Twitter and the net only a few days ago. Although not directly connected to the question I asked at the beginning of the post, it's still got something to do with our rights (or obligations) as photographers with a freedom of "speech" - When this freedom is also bound to what we believe is right and wrong, both as a society and as individuals.
How do you decide if the photo is legitimate when confronted with the question?
Late addition - I can blame the late hour or my progressive (almost 30!) age. Forgot to add my favorite blog of the week!
Here it is - This week I would like to recommend a blog of a good friend of mine, Mahbubur (Mickey) Rahman. His blog excels in two (at least!) things that I enjoy very much - Photos... And posts that always makes me think and rethink my attitude towards photography or my works. Pay a visit to his photoblog - Learning to fly - and send him a warm hug from me. You can also find him on Twitter under @mickrhm.
I would like to thank all who left links to 'Still life' photos on the previous post! I had real fun going over the links, there are some incredible works!
... Late addition to the post.
Some of you might remember the photo-video project I posted here few weeks ago - Around the World, Street Photography in BNW.
Case you don't remember, here is a reminder -
Well, the thing is that it was published on one of the biggest Israeli news websites today - calcalist.co.il! (Translated link, scroll down for the video - Click 'ok' if error message pop-ups)
And another P.S :) -
Read David Bennett's reaction to this post - Photography After The Fact – A Glance And A Stare