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x-posted: Photography Protest and Workshop - Aug. 1, 1-4, Ballard Locks

I'm sure you heard about this in the paper, it was covered in the Times - interested in saying something about? show your support.

This original post by Ian Spiers, a student photographer doing a study at the Ballard Locks...
"One of the Seattle policemen, using his strongest, most authoritative voice, gripping his holstered sidearm, was now demanding to see my ID. I asked what this was about and why I had to show him my ID. "Look, we can do this one of two ways. You show me your ID right now! I'm not kidding!" the cop yelled. Let me be the first to admit to my total loss of composure. Eight grown men, five of which were in uniform and wearing sidearms, now surrounded me. I just had a camera, a tripod, and a bad flashback to Rodney King. You bet I was emotional. How composed would you be?"

...spurned on this reaction by Myk O'Leary:
"In response, I will be trying to organize a photo shoot at the Locks as a means of protest. Anyone else who cares about our rights as Americans to photograph interseting PUBLIC subjects are welcome to join me. If you are a photographer in Seattle, please consider coming."

Though I don't know the above folks, nor am I an avid photographer, I am going to try and make the event. I encourage all of you to do the same.
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    Recently the sweet poodle I have been walking for 2 years died. It was an ideal job--he needed walking between 11a-12/noon, was close to home, and…

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