I completely understand your outrage at having your work stolen and edited without your permission, it isn't misplaced anger at all. It is bad enough when people remove the information, but to crop and/or edit a work that doesn't belong to them, sadly people think that any image on the internet is free gain. I had it happen to me and really when people think you should take it as a compliment, well they have never had it happen to them before. I personally believe you handled the situation well
I do get pretty angry about it. Glad you don’t feel that I’m out of line..
I know, it's really dumb :\ I guess at least people feel like your work is good enough to want to use, so it's kind of a backhanded compliment?
I honestly cannot take it as a compliment. I see it more as an insult. It would be like if somebody walked into a museum, took a piece of art off the walls - removed it’s matting, framing, curled it up, stuck it in their pocket and walked out without paying and then taped it up in a public place. It’s demeaning to the art and to the artist. If I inspire somebody to create their own art, now that’s wonderful and I encourage that. I even sometimes let traditional artists use my images (mainly self portraits) as painting or drawing references because they are still creating their own art. But taking an image and stripping it of the artists name for your own pleasure, is just plain wrong. What’s worse, is it seems that most people who do that are terribly rude if you confront them. They clearly have no respect for the artist.
"A revolution is coming – a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough – but a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability.” ― John F. Kennedy
Up until this announcement, the Occupy Wall Street movement has been unwieldy and somewhat lacking in a coherent voice, but that’s all about the change. New York City labor unions have decided to descend upon the streets of Lower Manhattan on Friday.
The leadership of the Transit Workers Union Local 100—comprised of subway and bus workers—voted unanimously to support the protestors. With a membership of 38,000, 5 Oct. will easily be the largest day yet in the protest. On 12 Oct., SEIU 32BJ, representing doormen, security guards, and maintenance workers around the city, is also staging a rally in support of the cause.
It’s unclear for now whether the transit system will be completely shut down while the 38,000 workers are participating in the protest. If it is, the Occupy Wall Street movement will definitely make its mark in history. And either way, it now has a substantial footing to make a real statement about American economy policy.
Jackie DiSalvo, an #OccupyWallStreet organizer, summarized the movement’s policy as such: “Occupy Wall Street will not negotiate watering down its own message.”
rollthedrumss. tumblr. com/post/10725214489 This is one of yours, isn't it? Found it uncredited and changed to b+w...
Yeah. I used to watch that persons tumblr until I realized that their hobby was to take peoples photos, remove the credits and change them to black and white. Which by the way, SHE PHOTO SHOPPED OUT MY WATERMARK AND THE MODEL/MAKEUP ARTISTS WATERMARK.
I am fucking sick and tired of seeing the photos from that series on here without credits. So much so, that I don’t even know what to do at this point. I would probably be wasting my time if I asked her to remove it…. oh and….
Hello, thanks for posting the updates and stories on this protest. It is really shattering to read and see the visuals. What the fuck is being allowed to happen! Even though I'm Canadian I still kinda wanna go there and fight for them.
Yeah, I’m just reblogging what’s popping up in my news feed. It’s very important to me. The fact that people from other countries, such as yourself, are paying attention to this - means that the world has started to notice. And that’s what’s important, that we are heard. That’s what makes the impact. The best way to help American protesters right now if you can’t be there, is to spread the word and share the stories with others!
I’m sure my followers have noticed that all I am reblogging right now is news having to do with the NY protests that are actively going on. The brutality shown by the NYPD towards innocent, peaceful people my age and/or younger has deeply upset me. If I could, I would be there right now, showing my support. I know many American cities are planning similar protests. Seattle is already on its 4th day. Though I have not attended yet, I plan to in the future. If you don’t know what the protests are about, please educate yourself by reading the many online resources. The American Economy is in a crisis, millions of people are unemployed and many are homeless.
What I care about right now, is the well being of my fellow Americans who are trying to exercise their constitutional rights. Those rights are being ripped away and it kills me to see it happen right in front of my eyes. This is history and sadly, a lot of Americans don’t even know what’s going on. And what’s worse, they don’t care. I believe the spirit of the people is stronger than any mace, baton or pair of handcuffs. The power of the people cannot be broken. We are not going to be quiet. We are only going to get louder ♥
My name is Kelly Schomburg, I’m the girl with the red hair in these pictures. I was protesting at the Occupy Wall Street march yesterday when I and several other women were sprayed with mace and subsequently arrested. Many have already seen the video, which has been spreading like wildfire over twitter, Facebook, tumblr, and other video feeds, along with hundreds of other photos and videos. This is my recount of what happened.