Get yer Cameras Out!

Why I love Seattle:
In response to Ian Spier’s difficulties in taking pictures of the Ballard Locks (mentioned here last week), another local blogger (Name unknown, but Myk Oleary, located at life, it is a travesty…) has taken it upon themselves to organize a peaceful protest.
What a great idea! From their site:

In response, I will be trying to organize a photo shoot at the Locks as a means of protest. Anyone else who cares about our rights as Americans to photograph interseting PUBLIC subjects are welcome to join me. If you are a photographer in Seattle, please consider coming.
If you are hesitant (and this is fair given what already happened) at least pass this on to others you know who may want to come along. Feel free to post the link to any and all boards that may have folks who would come (I’ll be posting to dpchallenge in just a few minutes after this post goes live.)
Sunday August 1st, 2004
1PM – 4PM
We’ll meet at the front gates at just before 1PM, if you’re late, just look for the gaggle of tripods inside the property by the locks.
Besides being a protest of sorts, this location is a wonderful spot to just photograph in general. The locks themselves, the boats, the spill-over, the salmon ladder, the statues, the scenery, the railroad bridge; all offer a plethora of subjects.

Count me in!

1 Comment so far

  1. (unregistered) on July 24th, 2004 @ 6:05 am

    Myk here. Kate, first thanks for the link. Seond, just to clarify a bit. This is not a protest. __I’m__ doing it in protest, but there will be no elements of a real protest (rally, speakers, etc.) I just want people to go down and show their right to photograph on what could be better called a day of photography. I’ve noticed on some links to me a general tendency that frightens me (one more of anger and excitement) This isn’t what I want and caused me to post an update which is linked to from my original post. Folks, let’s not get out of hand, OK?

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