Photographynatalia captured a moment at Boylston on the Green Line yesterday.
Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Love the pink C-Mart bags!
Although this child is back from the yellow line, it still makes me a little nervous when parents let their children loll around on the ground close enough to the tracks like that. Anything could happen. Although from the looks of this picture the parent/adult is handing the child something, you'd be amazed how many parents I see on the T and elsewhere talking on cell phones and not paying attention to their children at all. Just yesterday in the supermarket I saw a mother yakking away on the phone while her small child quietly removed all the cans from a display and arranged them neatly on the floor.
Excellent urban slice of life capture!
Permission from the Mother to publish a picture of her daughter? Did you even tell the Mother you were taking a picture of her daughter? Simply snapping a picture of a child and posting it as if she had all the rights of a small tree is wrong!
When ever I take a picture of a child with my service dog, I always request permission of the parent before I take the picture. Then I give the parent information on how to contact me. I let the parent know that I have a web site to post pictures of people with Byron and give the parent the option of allowing me to post the picture. I will email the picture I take to the parent, and if at any time I am asked to take the picture down I do so.
If you have permission to post the picture then yes it is cute, if not then please respect her rights as a human being and take the picture down!!
What? This is insane.
There's no reasonable expectation of privacy on a T platform. It's nice that you go out of your way for total informed consent in taking pics with your service dog. It's completely unnecessary however. This kid (or anyone else) has no "rights as a human being" that prevent her from being photographed in public.
First as a parent, I can't believe the kid is hand and clothes down where filthy shoes and spit and who knows what are.
Second as a photographer and journalism-school product, I have long been astonished at self-identified experts on privacy. Early in my newspaper days and through now, folk will say or yell with great confidence what they know to be the absolute truth. That would include a signed release for any picture of a person or even a house...and you-gotta-pay-me talk.
Case law as well as statutes make it plain, as others noted, if you're out where people can see you, they can photograph you. As long as they can take the pix without props like ladders and long telephoto lenses, they can capture your very image. Bwah ha ha.
There are some limits to what they can do with the image, but they are largely money and defamation based. Those are like you can't promote a commercial product claiming the photo is of a user and lover of it. You can't shoot an ordinary person on the street and claim he or she is a murderer or prostitute.
Basically though, if you are in public view, you are fair game for photographers.
We can leave the discussion of who thinks anyone who would take any pic of a kid is a pervert for another time. Even the parents need to be wary there.