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People in photographs: When an identifiable person features in a photograph at this website, the photographer, Markus MacGill, has acted with a number of possible considerations. At the time of his photography activity he is sometimes creating photographs simply for personal use, but often the photographer intends an artistic purpose. One such artistic purpose may be to exhibit photographs, whether in physical or in Internet galleries. On other occasions there may be journalistic purposes for taking and/or publishing photographs, or academic or literary reasons for the photography (such as social documentary). In other cases still, photographs might have been taken after a written agreement, for example because the portrait sitter commissioned the photography. Concerning photographs that have not been commissioned, and regarding any personal data in photographs taken in the UK (with reference to the Data Protection Act 2018), the photographer always considers the balance between people’s privacy and his freedom to carry out any “special purposes” of his photography. Four special purposes are listed in the act: “a) the purposes of journalism; (b) academic purposes; (c) artistic purposes; (d) literary purposes”. Similar laws in other European Union member states apply under article 85 of the General Data Protection Regulation (“member states shall by law reconcile the right to the protection of personal data pursuant to this regulation with the right to freedom of expression and information, including processing for journalistic purposes and the purposes of academic, artistic or literary expression”). The photographer, when he is considering his right to exercise the freedom of artistic expression for example, always nonetheless considers whether any overriding reasonable expectation of privacy could arise for any person becoming the subject of a published photograph of a public place. He may therefore gain permission to publish the photograph, for example at this or a similar website for artistic exhibition. In the example of a photograph taken for the purposes of journalism, the profession’s editorial standards apply. If you feature in a photograph at this website but would no longer like the photograph to be published here, please use the contact form to reach the photographer directly, so that he may promptly consider your request for its withdrawal.
All information given at this website, in pictures or words, is accurate to the best of Markus MacGill's knowledge. The photographer shall be pleased to correct any information in the unlikely event of clarification or correction being needed.