The war on street photography | Henry Porter | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Photographer Alex Turner has been arrested by Kent police for being “too tall” in an action which must cast further doubt on the collective sanity of Kent Police (see Kingsnorth) and which also suggests that some police forces are now really behaving as if we lived in police state, a phrase that I have been reluctant to use.

In his blog, Turner gives a full account of being stopped by two men in Chatham High Street, after he took a picture of a fish bar called Mick’s Plaice, which stands between Specsavers and a shop called Mr Flower and advertises jacket potatoes and an all day breakfast in a colour scheme of bold blue and white. The men said they worked for Medway Council.

read the rest via The war on street photography | Henry Porter | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.

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~ by Gary Austin on February 14, 2010.

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