People in Chinatown

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People make the most interesting photographs. However, it’s impolite, and maybe even unethical, to photograph people without their permission.

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Famous photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson and Walker Evans  have no qualms about this sort of photography. Nor do serious photojournalists.

P1230178Legally speaking, people in public places have no reasonable expectation of privacy- it’s legal to photograph them.

 

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Lots of local photographers, like Troy Holden and the folks at the All City photoblog, take pictures like this. I guess their blogs would be a lot less interesting without them.

P1230202So I have put them here. But still, in the back of my mind, there is just a little bit of uneasiness.

 

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