What’s wrong with this picture?

This sucks. We pay the city to take our picture, and so we can take our own.

By mid-2006, 2,000 cameras and microphones will be stationed around the city monitoring our activities.


*That doesn’t include the thousands of cameras owned by private and Fed/State/Local governments.

2005 Fees for taking a picture in Chicago Parks.

STUDENT MEDIA – Currently enrolled students with a media assignment
$50 user fee per location

WEDDING PHOTOS – $50 per hour (Restrictions may apply.)

$325 maximum security deposit (A seperate payment must be submitted.)

$1200 user fee per location
$5000 maximum security deposit

Signed Permit is valid only once numbered, signed and stamped “approved.”

2 Comments so far

  1. Fuzzy (unregistered) on January 25th, 2005 @ 12:43 am

    There are obviously dozens of people everyday taking hundreds of pictures at Millenium Park alone. I kinda want to know where the line is drawn that you need a “media” permit (and I have the feeling that that line is drawn at the whim of park employees — I half-remember a story of someone being told to stop taking pictures at Millenium Park because they had too-nice of a camera).

  2. rob (unregistered) on January 25th, 2005 @ 1:33 am

    exactly. My friend Jon and at were at the Conservatory and we saw this interesting statue and so we were going to take a pic of it and they were like you can’t take pictures in here without a permit. We were like “but…” and she was like “YOU CANNOT TAKE PICTURES IN HERE.” She didn’t explain the situation or anything. A friend of mine was taking pics of an ex boyfriend in from Germany while on the train platform at Belmont and the CTA threatened to arrest her. She had a Fuji S2 Digital SLR and that’s what she think maybe set them off.

    It’s demented.

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