Think twice before you use that image…

31 Mar

 

How would you feel if you saw a photograph (or an illustration or a drawing or a logo) that you created being used out in the world without your permission or knowledge? Would you feel honored? Exploited? Both? How would you feel if that image was being sold for someone else’s profit? Here is the story of Noam Galai, who posted a simple photograph in the internet, not knowing that it would take on a life of its own.

Description from Fstoppers, who created and posted the film:

What if you took a set of images that became so popular that it was used hundreds of times all around the world by hundreds of artists, businesses, websites, and publications? As photographers, it’s what we all dream about but what if you were never paid for your work? What if you weren’t even given credit? What if your images were stolen for years and you never had any idea? If there was ever a video to share, this is it. This is Noam Galai’s story.

Thanks to Taine Hatch-Rymer for sharing this link.

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