In London, Photographers=Terrorists?
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.