photography is not a crime

Photographer fined for loitering while waiting for the perfect shot

Nov 7, 2023
Alex Baker

A photographer in Quebec City, Canada, was fined and taken away in handcuffs for loitering. The photographer was merely waiting for clouds to move into…

Flying a drone in Iran sends a French tourist to jail for 8 years

Jan 27, 2022
Dunja Djudjic

A French tourist has been arrested in Iran after he was caught flying a drone. He was accused of espionage and arrested in 2020, and…

British photojournalist arrested for doing his job and covering a story

Feb 1, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

Photojournalist Andy Aitchison (46) was recently arrested after photographing protests at Napier Barracks in Folkestone, UK. He was reportedly arrested on suspicion of criminal damage for…

Photographer arrested and charged with burglary after taking rooftop photos

Jan 11, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

A 25-year-old photographer and war Army veteran Isaac Wright was arrested for taking rooftop photos. He was charged with “burglary and possessing criminal tools” after…

Photographer charged and beaten by police for shooting a lockdown enforcement in South Africa

May 19, 2020
Dunja Djudjic

On 15 May, police officers in Meqheleng, South Africa reportedly beat photographer Paul Nthoba. He was photographing them for a local newspaper while they were…

Photographer sentenced to 25 years in prison for drugging, raping, and sexually assaulting teen models

Nov 4, 2019
Dunja Djudjic

Carlsbad photographer Robert Koester has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual misconduct. He was accused of sexually assaulting and raping teen models…

Travel bloggers flying a drone in Iran have been released from prison

Oct 8, 2019
Dunja Djudjic

Travel bloggers Jolie King and Mark Firkin were arrested in July for flying a drone without a permit near Tehran, Iran. The couple, known on…

China releases photojournalist Lu Guang after a year of detention

Sep 16, 2019
Dunja Djudjic

After almost a year of detention, award-winning Chinese photojournalist Lu Guang has been released. He has been documenting China’s dark side for years, and in…

Travel bloggers face ten years of prison in Iran for flying a drone without a permit

Sep 13, 2019
Dunja Djudjic

Travel bloggers Jolie King and Mark Firkin, known on Instagram as T.W.O. – The Way Overland, have been arrested in Iran for flying a drone…

Photographer assaulted, arrested and left bleeding for filming in public

Jul 1, 2019
Dunja Djudjic

Unfortunately, we have seen photographers get assaulted and insulted for shooting on public property, and the latest case happened a few days ago. The…