Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Friendly Press, W00T!!

Steven Stites with BostonNOW has written an article about the harassment photographers face on the MBTA

Here's a scan of the printed copy.

The web version (with one of my panoramas, no less).

Stites did a great job writing the article but his editors apparently mashed it, like a pot of overcooked pasta, into something less intelligible than Steven's original. Thankfully, the web version does not have this problem.

Suffice it to say that the MBTA draft policy does, indeed, permit photography with some minor caveats.

So big thanks to BostonNOW -- and Steven Stites in particular -- for taking the time to address this issue.

Now we just need to get the MBTA to actually tell their employees that photography is allowed...


Freeman Z said...

MBTA transit "Police" threaten reporter on Boston Common, then charge him with illegal wiretap. Case is now being appealed to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Website contains link to Boston Phoneix article on this subject:

Brambor said...

Thanks for sticking with the cause. I shoot in Boston about 4 times per year and almost every time I get approached by MBTA employee. Last saturday, I had one of the nicest encounters even though it was still a nuissance. MBTA employee told me: "I just want you to know that you are not allowed to take pictures on a subway."

Chris Tucker said...
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Chris Tucker said...

No mention whatsoever of the new formal MBTA photography policy on the MBTA website.

You have to look on the MBTA Police website to find it.

(Betcha didn't know the transit cops had a webiste. I know I didn't until Google wised me up.)

Link to pdf file here.