London photographers need to be on guard to not look too “odd” when they’re out taking pictures. A climate of paranoia has been fostered by the police, casting suspicion on anyone taking pictures in a public place. Street photographers are being looked at with a critical eye, deemed potential “terrorists”.

The Times reports:

Now, a new poster campaign by the Metropolitan Police is inviting Londoners to call a hotline if they don’t like the look of a photographer. “Thousands of people take photos every day,” runs the text. “What if one of them seems odd?” The poster states that terrorists use cameras for surveillance. Life with a camera might be about to turn tougher.

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