Can I sell my photos of people?
September 13, 2012 10:39 AM Subscribe
Can I sell photos I took of people on the street who didn't know they were being photographed?
posted by DMelanogaster to Work & Money (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have a bunch of photos, some of people, some of other things with people in the background, and sometimes I think I might want to try to take framed prints of them around to the many coffeehouses in my neighborhood for display and possible sales. (I see art for sale in the coffeehouses quite a bit).
What are the issues with selling a stranger's image? I never told the people I was taking their pictures, certainly never got releases, etc.
What do people do? (What did e.g. WeeGee and all the rest of those people do? Did Diane Arbus get releases?)