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"President on beach, please shut eyes"

"President on beach, please shut eyes" | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

A photograph of President Pratibha Patil on the Goa beach surrounded by bikini-clad women and men in swimming trunks carried in newspapers today has angered officials here who summoned three photo journalists and questioned them.

Police called three local photo-journalists, who had shot Patil's pictures on the beach, and recorded their statements. Since the President is on a private visit, picture-taking was not allowed, police said.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Umesh Gaonkar said that taking pictures of the President was strictly prohibited as she was on a private visit.

But the police action has angered the photo-journalists here. The state-level union of photojournalists called it harassment.

"The photo-journalists were just doing their job. They were nowhere near the President. The pictures were taken with 400 mm zoom lenses," Rajtilak Naik, President, Photo-journalists' Association of Goa (PJAG) told PTI.

 

Source : PTI

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Jan Bannings : Bureaucratics | tasveeronline.com

Jan Bannings : Bureaucratics | tasveeronline.com | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"Bureaucratics is a project consisting of a book and exhibition containing 50 photographs, the product of an anarchist’s heart, a historian’s mind and an artist’s eye..."

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