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A group of west coast photographers got together over the weekend to demonstrate strength in numbers against ignorant security guards. First they gathered at the Port of Long Beach, which has proven to be unfriendly grounds for photographers, and were confronted by a civil but ignorant

"I don't care about the law"


A group of west coast photographers got together over the weekend to demonstrate strength in numbers against ignorant security guards.

First they gathered at the Port of Long Beach, which has proven to be unfriendly grounds for photographers, and were confronted by a civil but ignorant security guard who first told them it was “illegal” to take photos of the refinery.

Then when she was informed that it was not illegal, she said, “I don’t care about the law … I care about me doing my job working for that refinery.”

Then the photographers drove down to the U.S. Bank in downtown Los Angeles where they have also had problems before.

This time, however, they were greeted by a friendly security guard who handed them the following card.

courtesycard

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About Carlos Miller

Carlos Miller is founder and publisher of Photography is Not a Crime, which began as a one-man blog in 2007 to document his trial after he was arrested for photographing police during a journalistic assignment. He is also the author of The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, which can be purchased through Amazon.

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