The Counter Terrorism Act allows for the arrest and imprisonment of anyone whose pictures are “likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism”.
The police can also stop any photographer they feel may be ‘inflaming a situation’.
The NUJ is joining with campaigners to organise a mass picture taking session outside New Scotland Yard tomorrow – the day the act becomes law. To make a very clear statement that photography is not a crime and we are photographers not terrorists.
Be great if you could make it down to New Scotland Yard tomorrow 11am.
Hundreds have signed up to the event on Facebook already.
Also Jess Hurd is launching a series of exhibitions on the theme, the first one opens at the Foundry on Wednesday: