Photography is under attack. Across the country it that seems anyone with a camera is being targeted as a potential terrorist, whether amateur or professional, whether landscape, architectural or street photographer.
Not only is it corrosive of press freedom but creation of the collective visual history of our country is extinguished by anti-terrorist legislation designed to protect the heritage it prevents us recording.
This campaign is for everyone who values visual imagery, not just photographers.
Trafalgar Square London 12 Noon. See you there!! Facebook Page
Following a series of high profile detentions under s44 of the terrorism act including 7 armed police detaining an award winning architectural photographer in the City of London, the arrest of a press photographer covering campaigning santas at City Airport and the stop and search of a BBC photographer at St Pauls Cathedral and many others. PHNAT feels now is the time for a mass turnout of Photographers, professional and amateur to defend our rights and stop the abuse of the terror laws.
Thursday, 21 January 2010
Exit Through The Gift Shop will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival,It will be the first time the elusive artist, who has never revealed his identity, has spoken on camera.
Billed as "the world's first street art disaster movie", its inclusion in the festival has been shrouded in secrecy.
Sundance organisers are due to announce its inclusion at a press conference on Thursday.
Exit Through The Gift Shop will have its world premiere at the festival on Sunday.
It is described as the story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on him.
Banksy said: "It's the story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable. And failed".
The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.
But until the film is shown, it is not known whether Banksy's identity will be revealed.