How not to fight terror:
The MTA’s move to stop the shooting of unauthorized pictures or video has pissed-off everyone from photobloggers to subway advocates and free-speech activists. To show their opposition to the ban, a group of photographers plan to gather at the main information kiosk in Grand Central station this Sunday, June 6, at 1 p.m. They’ll fan out across several train lines, shooting photos throughout the system in a peaceful demonstration.
The demonstration will start mere yards from an MTA-sponsored photography show called “The New York Subway: A Centennial Celebration.” Most of the 16 subway-themed prints were taken during an earlier photo ban, which was taken off the books in 1994. The work includes work from such giants of the form as Bruce Davidson and Henri Cartier-Bresson. The MTA isn’t slated to vote on the measure until at least mid June, when a 45-day public comment period ends…Ostensibly designed to counter terrorist attacks, the new rules clearly extend to ordinary—and artistic—activity.