ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

The Stock Photo Site Did It! Magazine Claims After Getting Caught Using Stolen Pic

By July 10, 2019 Current News

Cross-posted from Light Stalking
[by Kehl Bayern]

Don’t steal images or you might get caught. But if you do get caught, don’t try to blame the stock photo company even if the situation is really strange. UK magazine The Big Issue recently featured a cover photo of David Lynch taken by photographer Nadav Kander that Kander never licensed for commercial use.

The Big Issue’s art department got the picture from stock photography website Alamy. Here, things get interesting and kind of weird. The photo The Big Issue sourced was a photograph of a gallery display of Kander’s original image of Lynch with picture frame, shadows, and all.

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