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08.16.13 Kyle Petreycik

Photographer as well as rights advocate Shawn Nee was detained by members of the LAPD for allegedly “interfering” with an ongoing investigation by taking photos, but from over ninety-feet away. The above video thoughtfully illustrates how the public’s basic First Ammendment right to photograph police officers doing their job is continuously being impeded upon. It also […]

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11.21.12 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s original series I Should Have Shot That! asks photographers about that one shot that got away. This week, Shawn Nee talks about an intimate moment inside a hidden in Hollywood that red and velvet all over. There was this one time a couple of years ago, when I was just doing photography all the time, every day. […]

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10.28.11 Marina Galperina

It’s go time. Because this shit is happening everywhere, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and its deputies for harassing, detaining, searching, manhandling and threatening to put street photographers on the FBI “hit list.” True story. […]

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06.03.10 Marina Galperina

In a video posted this week, Shawn Nee, a Los Angeles street photographer and blogger, claims his right to photograph police activity: There is no expectation of privacy, especially on a public street under video surveillance. Meanwhile, a cop yells something about “two years in the desert” he spent for Shawn Nee’s “fruitcake ass” and […]

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