Famously Harassed Architecture Photographer Grant Smith Leads Protest for Photographers Rights

Two years ago, you might recall that, in what seemed like a summer full of harassment stories, famous architecture photographer Grant Smith was “surrounded, questioning and searched by seven officers,” after he’d been spotted taking photographs of a London church. Now he’s exacted his revenge. Along with the photographers rights activist group, I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist!, Smith and his supporters and colleagues, swarmed London’s City Hall yesterday, in honor of World Press Freedom Day. There, they protested, took photos of the building and the fleeing, now-camera-shy security guards, and delivered a letter to London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, “explaining how security guards were preventing people from quite legally photographing buildings in the city.” Here’s video of the event: