Late 2011, early 2012 an unjust decision was made against photographer and educator Allan Barnes, when he was dismissed from the Santa Monica Institution that he taught in. For more information on the story click here http://santamonica.patch.com/topics/Allan+Barnes
NBC recently picked up the controversy and did a story on Barnes and artists/ photographers rights. http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Teacher-Dismissed-Over-Nude-Photos-141684623.html Ironically, NBC stole a source photograph of Barnes, taken by Rowynn Dumont without credit, payment or permission.
The image was taken from the source http://thestudiochronicle.blogspot.com/2010/09/journey-beyond-artists-studio-allan.html Which clearly states the photo credit.
So what happened to artist rights?
11:16 AM on Wednesday 7th March 2012