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Press Photographer Walkout

29 Jun 2008 8:11PM   Views : 291 Unique : 244

I had to smile when I read this news story:

At the Rockin' Park music festival in Nijmegen (the Netherlands) yesterday, fifteen of the nineteen press photographers present walked out as soon as Dutch pop/rock singer Anouk came on stage.

Normally the arrangement between photographers and artists is that pictures can be taken during the first three numbers. But before the concert, Anouk's manager presented photographers with a contract that said any and all photos considered for publication had to be approved by management first.

Fifteen photographers felt this was unreasonable and undoable, and walked off when the artist came on stage.

Record company EMI has now promised to meet with Anouk and her manager and see if the terms can be changed.

Tags: News Press photographers Walkout Nijmegen Music festival Rockin' park The netherlands Anouk Terms Contract


pepperst 15 2.3k 4 Wales
29 Jun 2008 11:23PM
Quality, good on them.
Geoffphoto 16 13.5k United Kingdom
30 Jun 2008 10:06AM
Yep - good for them -I would have done exactly the same - who do these people think they are ? We almost had the same situation at a Pet Shop Boys gig last year when the band decided that there should be no photographers in the pit , after we had all been given passes !!
Almost mass walk out Sad

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