At sporting events and school events, we always see photographers taking pictures of our children. We assume that these are accreditd press photographers and that there has been some form of certification process or vetting of their credentials. This started me thinking as to just what these credentials meant. After all, they are used to gain access to our children's school events.
My first step was to search whether there were occasions where these nouveau-journalists might have behaved badly. Almost immediately I was immersed in the sordid details of a sports photographer in Indiana who was found to have images of children from 2 to 13 years of age in his possession. The issue was not the images, but what they depicted, as was detailed in this news item. (Read More)