Photographers are always moaning

Wot’s all this ’ere then… photographers moaning? But surely, photographers are always moaning… aren’t they? That’s what makes it all worthwhile, innit? Isn’t it compulsory sorta thing? Leastways, I’m sure that’s one of the reasons I got into the whole caper. Just so I could have a good old moan.

Seriously though, was mooching around Flickr as is my habit (when I’ve nothing better to do) and, courtesy of some Flickrite nicknamed “kayodeok” came across this fascinating little story on Newsweek: BP’s Photo Blockade of the Gulf Oil Spill

All about how BP, in cahoots with various official types, are trying to “control their exposure to the press”. And seems that photogs and sundry other media bods are getting a bit irritated by it all. Not that it’ll do ’em much good of course. After all, whoever listens to us lot?

BP eh? Hmm. Isn’t that the same naughty outfit (y’know, one of those dodgy transnational setups that reckon they’re above the law) that’s doing something unmentionable with tar sands out in Alberta, Canada or some such weird foreign place?

Climate Camp 2009... march and demo against BP in support of the Tar Sands campaigners _G108304

They do seem to get around, don’t they? Pity I don’t drive any more really. Cos if I did I could then boycott their petrol stations. Not that the other fuel companies are much better.

About fotdmike

Occasional photographer; occasional writer/blogger; occasional activist; occasional computer-geek. Bit of a fool really.
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