Photography and Media Policies
Photographic policies are often viewed as a subset of the fundamental policy of Consent. In this expression, the key factor is the rights of the Burn participant to control whether they are photographed, and in many cases to have some say over where photos of them might be used. The emphasis on this follows on from a strong view about the importance of consent, but it also reflects a view that Burn participants are quite possibly engaging in behaviours and dress forms at the Burn which might compromise them in their regular employment or communities.
Consent is not the only issue behind the attention that organisers pay to educating and regulating the use of photography at Burn events. Photographic material is also a potent medium for creating an impression of the Burn event in the wider community. Burns may take the view that controlling the presentation of the event in the public media is important in maintaining their reputation, particularly their relations with local communities and authorities. This concern extends in several cases to controlling access to the event by professional journalists and photo journalists, and the regulations controlling those areas have a natural 'fit' with the wider photographic policies and hence are included here as well.
Some Burns explicitly recognise that photography is an artform and they accredit photographers to create art at (and from) the event. Some Burns recognise the potential for some art installations to automatically capture (and sometimes replay) images at the event and these need to be brought into the policy framework.
In some cases the Burn organisers claim ownership of all imagery taken at the event. This is usually done in order that the Burn event can enforce rights over images and hence control or limit their distribution more effectively than any individual who might be depicted in them.
Many Burns accredit particular photographers and give them access to the event. This acknowledges these photographers willingness to commit to the Burn's rules for photography. The intention in many cases is to provide an authorised set of images of the event, and in doing so reduce the imperative for attendees to create their photographic record of the event. Burn organisers also encourage official photographers in order to create a library of images that the Burn organisers can use to illustrate their own websites and event material.
No single Burn has a perfect policy for Photography and Media, but as can be seen here some are expressed more extensively than others. No inference should be drawn about the effectiveness of a policy by giving regard to it's length, however. In some Burns the photography and media policy is very concise, or not in the printed documentation at all. This may not reflect a lack of commitment to good practice in this area, but simply that the participants are so familiar with and supportive of the best practices that they don't feel the need to re-express them constantly.
This list, and page, is in first draft as at 21 July 2019 and further edits and improvements might be expected over the next few weeks. The information gathered here is now being encoded in such a way that each element of each Burn's photography policy becomes searchable and sortable in an all-Burns table. So for instance all those Burns which use wristbands to indicate 'no photo consent' could be instantly recognized and referenced.
- 1 Worldwide Photography and Media Policies
- 1.1 Afrikaburn
- 1.2 Alma Burn
- 1.3 Apogaea
- 1.4 Barcelona Burning Bash
- 1.5 BEquinox
- 1.6 Blazing Swan
- 1.7 Borderland
- 1.8 Burning Flipside
- 1.9 Burning Japan
- 1.10 Burning Man
- 1.11 Burning Nest
- 1.12 Burning Seed
- 1.13 Burn in the Forest
- 1.14 Burnt Soup TX
- 1.15 Critical Northwest
- 1.16 Dragon Burn
- 1.17 Element 11
- 1.18 Elsewhence
- 1.19 Engulf
- 1.20 Euphoria
- 1.21 Firefly
- 1.22 Freezer Burn Canada
- 1.23 Freezer Burn Texas
- 1.24 Frostburn
- 1.25 Fuego Austral
- 1.26 Gateway Burn
- 1.27 HearthOPhyre
- 1.28 Hyperborea
- 1.29 Kiez Burn
- 1.30 Kiwiburn
- 1.31 Lakes of Fire
- 1.32 L'OsstidBurn
- 1.33 Microburn
- 1.34 Modifyre
- 1.35 Mosaic Experiment
- 1.36 Myschievia
- 1.37 NECTR
- 1.38 Nowhere
- 1.39 Oblivium
- 1.40 Pagan Bunny Burn
- 1.41 Portal Burn
- 1.42 Reclaimation
- 1.43 Resonance
- 1.44 SAFT
- 1.45 Saguaro Man
- 1.46 Schloss Schönburn
- 1.47 Scorched Nuts
- 1.48 Serendipity
- 1.49 SNRG
- 1.50 Soak
- 1.51 Sunburn
- 1.52 Sunraiz
- 1.53 That Thing At The Cabin
- 1.54 To The Moon
- 1.55 Transformus
- 1.56 Unbroken Spring
- 1.57 UnScruz
- 1.58 Where the Sheep Sleep
- 1.59 WildeBurn
- 1.60 YOUtopia
Worldwide Photography and Media Policies
Tankwa Town is one of the most photogenic places on the planet. But please remember you’re here to participate, so DON’T FORGET TO ENGAGE. Don’t look at the whole event through the lens; you’re part of the show - embrace immediacy, and keep in mind that it’s in all our interest to protect people’s right to express themselves, and their right to privacy. Media at our event provide an opportunity to inform and affect the world by illustrating and documenting what we do as a community. Reporting and documenting is a form of expression we welcome, and those filming at the event have undertaken to not interfere with your experience. If anyone with a camera invades your privacy, please ask them for their name and check in at the Media Centre at Off-Centre Camp to let our Media team know. NO PHOTO NO VIDEO WRISTBANDS These are pink, glow-in-thedark, free and available at our Media Booth and also at our Ice Station. MEDIA, CAMERA AND DOCUMENTARY INFO One of the abiding principles of AfrikaBurn is that participants do not interfere with the immediate experience of other participants. As a member of the media, you’re expected to be respectful and comport yourself accordingly. If you do, your coverage will be far more authentic and meaningful. If any participant asks you to stop filming, you must stop immediately. If you continue to photograph or film, you may face the possibility of being escorted from the event. You must ask permission before photographing or filming any individual participant who might be recognisable. Crowd shots are exempt, except when the artist, performer, and majority of participants request no cameras or filming. Members of the media have the responsibility to check in on arrival at the Media Centre at Off-Centre Camp to register or pick up their 43 accreditation. The Media Centre opens at 10am and closes at 2pm each day, Monday – Saturday of our event week. If you’re considering any commercial use of still photos, video or audio recorded at the event, you must provide a copy of your work to the event organisers for archive within 90 days of the event. If your work requires post-production, you must provide a copy as soon as it is completed. EVENT ORGANISER’S RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AfrikaBurn has the responsibility to create an environment for participants that doesn’t tolerate rude or irresponsible use of photographic or video recording equipment. Anyone who doesn’t respect the rights and wishes of others, with respect to photographs, video, or recordings of any kind, may be asked to leave. AfrikaBurn reserves the right to disallow the use of related imagery and recordings of any kind for commercial or unapproved editorial use, particularly if such use(s) undermine personal expression and the privacy of participants, or the integrity of the event. PHOTOGRAPHERS/VIDEOGRAPHERS/AUDIOGRAPHERS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITES You’ve got the right to express yourself and create art as a photographer, videographer and/ or audio artist. You have the responsibility to be respectful to people you wish to record and seek permission from them before recording their likeness or voice. You also have the responsibility to ensure that your capturing of that image, footage or sound-bite does not impact the experience of others. Be considerate of those who are experiencing the moment - keep your head down and do your utmost to stay out of the sight-line. Images, footage or sound recorded for personal use are not restricted - but any published material can only be used by registered parties. To register for accreditation go to the Media Centre on site. Anyone shooting stills or film irresponsibly may be requested to switch their equipment off or, if the matter is of a serious nature, asked to leave the event. ARTISTS’ RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES You have the right to protect the image of your artwork or performance. You have the right to ask someone to stop taking images of your art or performance if you don’t approve. You have the right to be credited for authorship of your artwork in any published use of your work, and negotiate the terms. You have the right to enforce copyright and trademark ownership of your unique artwork. In the case of using images of artworks for editorial use, we encourage the media to credit specific artists. PARTICIPANT RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES You have ultimate responsibility for your image, and should ask photographers how your image will be used. If you encounter a problem, report it to a Ranger or at the Media Centre. You have the right to ask someone to stop taking a picture of you, recording your image or recording your voice in any way. However, keep in mind the nature of radical selfexpression – capturing expression is a form of self-expression. You have the right to know what someone plans to do with your image. USE OF IMAGES TAKEN AT AFRIKABURN (OTHER THAN PERSONAL USE) IS PROHIBITED WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF AFRIKABURN. Please note: this includes influencers on social media: no commercial leverage of our event through photo shoots is permitted at all. Please do not commodify our event, or culture – if you do, our legal team will be obliged to pursue takedown requests. See: Survival Guide 2019 Afrikaburn also has extensive coverage of photagraphic issues on their Website's 'Press, Film & Photo' page
CAMERAS AND RECORDING DEVICES By protecting our privacy, we create a safe place to express ourselves. We also understand that photography IS a form of expression. To reconcile this, everyone signs a Media Agreement at the Gate:you solemnly swear that before recording on any media, you will 1) inform your subjects about how and where your art will be displayed, and 2) gain explicit permission from EVERY person depicted — even those in the background. If you are asked to stop, you must stop immediately. An individual may revoke consent at any time, including after the event. Don’t be a dingus ask before posting on Facebook. A breach of our Media Agreement means you W ILL be asked to leave. If you are a media Professional must If you are a media professional Contact AlmaBurn@Gmail.com. All commercial use of media must be approved by the Yanaguana Community Arts Collective LLC. See: Survival Guide
Apogaea is a private event. Apogaea participants should feel free to express themselves in ways they might not be able to in the Default World. You must ask before photographing, videotaping, or recording anyone. If you are asked to stop, you must do so immediately. Assume a NO unless you get a YES. In addition, redistribution or public display of images, including on the internet, requires the explicit consent of all subject parties. Apogaea Media publications (AMP) AMP will be roaming the event capturing photos and video and helping to educate about photo and video policies. If at any time the behavior of a photographer or recording device makes you uncomfortable, feel free to let them know/ bring their awareness to the overstep, or grab a Ranger as you would to help resolve any other form of inappropriate conduct. If your camp has art that includes photos or video being captured, there will be signs available at info booth which you can post outside your camp or hang on your camera to give other participants a heads up that image capture is taking place. This DOES NOT negate the “ask first” policy, it’s just a friendly warning to those who don’t want their likeness captured to steer clear. Contact email@example.com for more information. Sharing those awesome photos and videos ANYWHERE, including online, requires the explicit consent of all subject parties. So be sure to ask before you shoot! If you post photos online and someone requests you remove a photo of them, you must do so immediately. If you want to contribute your awesome photos to the official Apogaea photo library (for use on the website, Survival Guide etc) email: firstname.lastname@example.org after the event. See: Survival Guide
When taking photos or filming: make sure that people know when you are taking a photo of them and give them a chance to say NO. If you don’t want to disrupt the moment to get a candid shot, show them the photo after you’ve taken it and delete it if they request you to. We will have a private photo album on Cluster that we will send to everyone so we can share the media in there. See: Survival Guide
Using a camera at BEquinox comes with important responsibilities. As a condition of entry participants agree not to interfere with the experience of others and to ask permission before photographing or recording anyone. Pictures from BEquinox may not be used for any commercial, promotional, editorial or otherwise nonpersonal reasons. See: Survival Guide 2019
Want to take a photo or video? Ask first, even if they are running around naked – especially then! If you are asked to delete a photo or segment of video, please respect the autonomy of the individual and do so immediately, without hesitation See: Survival Guide Blazing Swan have a comprehensive article about professional and amateur photography at the Event.
You are at The Borderland to be at The Borderland. Photography and videography can of course be art forms and radical self-expression, but you are encouraged to be here and now instead of on Instagram. It’s not allowed to take photos or film people without consent. We consider it every individual’s right to control their own image. The Borderland is a safe zone, where participants feel safe to do what they like and be what they want to be, without the fear of having their every action being posted online. Ask when you take a photo or film someone. Ask before you make that photo or video public. No commercial use. Decommodification. See: Survival Guide
Burning Flipside is a private event. For the protection of all artists and participants at Burning Flipside events, Austin Artistic Reconstruction, LLC retains full and exclusive ownership and control of any and all filming and recording of any other pictures, descriptions, audio or accounts (hereinafter “Media Depictions”) of any and all Burning Flipside events. AAR, LLC will not sell or use your work without your permission. Commercial use of all Media Depictions is prohibited without prior written permission of AAR, LLC. Approved, professional media will receive a camera tag indicating their approval, and have been informed of our community expectations for the media. Anyone encountering a problem with a photo/videographer should discuss it with a Ranger. Information about the media policy and permissions may be obtained at burningflipside.com/media. (Note: there are no comp tickets available for members of the media. You must provide supplies and shelter for your entire crew.) See: Survival Guide Flipside's media policies can be accessed on their website.
Ask before you take a picture. Red wrist band indicates that participant doesn’t like to be photographed or shared on SNS. Consent matters not only for photographs but also to other activities. See: Survival Guide
There is a wealth of material and useful links in the Burning Man website page: Media Rights and Responsibilities
Unacceptable Behaviour: ... Inappropriate photography or recordings. Ask before taking photos or videos of people. See: Code of Conduct
There is an extensive section in the Survival Guide about Burning Seeds strict photography rules. Check out the Survival Guide for the full text. CONSENT!!!!! You will need to ask for explicit permission whenever you are taking pictures of others. This means that anybody in your lens’ field of vision needs to enthusiastically agree to having their photo taken. All the time, every time. If you only wish to share your pictures from your phone with your friends and family, then that’s fine. If however, you want to upload those pictures to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, your blog or any other social media platform, you need to communicate that intent. See: Survival Guide Burning Seed also have an extensive online guide for Media crew and general photographers, See: Burning Seed - Photography, Film and Media
BitF is a temporary autonomous zone. As a general note: at all times ASK FOR PERMISSION to take pictures. If you plan to publish personal photos on the internet, you must have the consent of ALL subjects of your photos/videos. Selling of photos taken at BitF, or using them for any commercial means is strictly prohibited. You are prohibited from taking long range or vista photos where there is any nudity. THE FOLLOWING OFFENCES MAY RESULT IN YOUR REMOVAL FROM THE EVENT, SO DON’T DO THEM. Evictions can be made by the Safety Team and are FINAL. The Greater Vancouver Interactive Art Society (GVIAS) complies with all local and Provincial laws. Offenses include but are not limited to: ... PHOTOGRAPHY WITHOUT PERMISSION. See: Survival Guide
Commercial use of photo/video/audio and other media depictions taken at Burnt Soup TX is prohibited without prior written consent of the Central Texas Artistic Alliance, LLC. PHOTOS/VIDEO/SOCIAL MEDIA The right not to be photographed (or recorded in other ways) always trumps the right to take a photograph. The same goes for posting photos without consent on social media! Always ask permission. Taking Photos without consent may result in being ejected from the event. See: Survival Guide
The following are strictly prohibited and may result in expulsion from the grounds and/or revocation of ticket: Photography or video camera use without permission. See: Survival Guide
You must ask before photographing, videotaping, or recording anyone on any media. If you are asked to stop, you must do so immediately. See: Dragon Burn - Consent
You MUST get permission from anyone BEFORE photographing or videotaping them. If you are asked to stop, you must do so immediately. Elsewhence is a private event. Redistribution or public display of images, including on the internet, requires the explicit consent of all subject parties. An individual may revoke her or his consent at any time. Images may only be taken for personal use and may not be used professionally or for any commercial purpose. Anyone encountering a problem with a photographer or videographer should report it to a Rover wearing a tan shirt. See: How to Survive Elsewhence
You are obligated to get someone’s consent in a sexual context, in a situation involving video or photography, or in any situation affecting the experience of another person at Engulf. See: Survival Guide
You MUST ask before photographing, filming, or in any way recording anyone on any media. If you do so and they ask you to stop, you must do so, and erase any recording you have made of them. Note: There will be “No Photography” wristbands available at Greeters/Education for those who don’t wish to be photographed or filmed. This is an explicit NO and you should simply not photograph or film them. For anyone not wearing a wristband, YOU STILL MUST ASK. See: Survival Guide
Firefly have published an excellent set of Firefly Event Recording Guidelines
Expected behaviour includes, but is not limited to: ... Consent has the support of our whole community. You are obligated to get someone’s consent in a sexual context, in a situation involving video or photography, or in any situation affecting the experience of another person at Freezer Burn. See: Code of Coduct. Freezer Burn Canada have a very comprehensive MEDIA POLICY that discusses both professional and private photography. See: Media Policy
Anyone in a photo (or video) must give explicit permission before any photo is taken as well as consent to how it’s used and distributed. (This means anyone in a photo at all, whether their face is in it or not.) Failing to get consent is grounds for ejection. Photos and videos taken at FreezerBurn may not be used for any commercial or self-promotional purposes. EJECTIONS. If anyone becomes disruptive at the event or threatening in any way, the Board reserves the right to eject them from the premises. Grounds for ejections are taken seriously and include: ... Taking photos without permission. See: Survival Guide From the Waiver that every participant is required to sign prior to entry to the event.... I GIVE MY CONSENT TO LEA TO USE MY NAME AND PICTURES taken of me during the Event for any purpose, including publication in any form of media, or for any lawful purpose. I waive the right to inspect or proof the finalized versions or to receive compensation. I acknowledge that LEA has no control over pictures taken and posted by other Event participants. Participant Waiver Document
Photography (including video recording and media coverage) are welcome at Frostburn, but respect for the privacy of our participants is everyone's responsibility. As a No Spectators event (see Frostburn Jargon on page 1), you may only use photography to document your own experience at Frostburn. Remember that while your boss might join you at Frostburn, for others the wrong photos can make their life very complicated. Remember to Ask First! Do not interfere with anyone's experience by pointing a camera where it is not welcome! If you feel that someone with a camera is causing a nuisance, contact a Ranger or member of the event staff. Remember Immediacy, enjoy the event, Commercial use of all imagery captured at Frostburn is prohibited without express permission. Images captured for personal use must not be professionally distributed. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in eviction from the event without refund. Commercial use of images without express permission may result in prosecution. Respect the Frostburn community, especially when you are behind the lens. See: Survival Guide
MEDIA / PHOTO AND VIDEO RECORD: FuegoAustral is a special place, where people are encouraged to express themselves in an incredible variety of shapes and colors. As there are also all kinds and types of activities and works of art throughout the event, it is a feat prepared for the eyes and the camera is tempted at all times. But: Everything that happens in FireAustral, whether works of art, performance and participants, is from FireAustral and FireAustral we are all the inhabitants of the temporary city. To be able to register and disseminate images in a public way, before during and after, what happens in Fuego Austral you must be duly accredited and the images must be pre-approved by the Fuego Austral team. It is not censorship, it is taking care of the environment and all the participants. Everything that happens in FireAustral is a gift to its participants, not to "the outside". Respecting this is respecting ourselves. Your right to take photos or videos and publish them never exceeds the right to privacy of others! I always asked permission. Do not take photos or videos of another person against their will or without asking permission first. Photos should not be published on Flickr, Facebook, Instagram or other sites where photos are shared, without explicit permission from the people in the photo. If you publish photos on Facebook or other social networks, you have to be 100% sure that everyone who sees in your photos, even if it is smaller, are happy to be published. Do not tag anyone without having your explicit permission to publish and tag that image. You may NOT take and post photos for COMMERCIAL USE without the written authorization of the FireAustral Organization. "COMMERCIAL USE" is any use within a platform that is foreign to an individual. You cannot publish images within the Facebook fan page a production company, company, SME or whatever the size of the organization. On a personal basis if you can (as long as you have express permission from the subjects that are in the images and the creators of the works that appear in the images. But it is expressly forbidden to use images generated in the field of FireAustral to promote a brand or product in any of its forms. The camps and neighborhoods of others are sacred zone - DO NOT enter the camps of others by taking photos or videos without your permission. If you have any questions about this topic write to email@example.com putting "I like to share my eyes" on the subject. These rules are not limitations but on the contrary, they are the fundamental way to respect what happens in FireAustral to its participants and guarantee the freedom of radical expression of all. FuegoAustral owns the rights to use any image (either Photo or Video) taken during and within the temporary city FuegoAustral. FireAustral must approve any media publication or any use that is not strictly personal. Be it photography studio page, producer, print media, digital content media, spaces containing advertising and profit directly. See: Survival Guide (translation)
Media & Shutter Bugs. "EMBEDDED" MEDIA WILL NOT BE TOLERATED Member(s) of local media or public press wishing to cover the event must obtain express prior approval from both Black Rock City LLC and Gateway Burners II, Inc. (firstname.lastname@example.org ) as well as collect all necessary permissions and releases from attendees being recorded/photographed. If an attendee(s) has professional video-recording equipment and intends to video any portion of the Gateway Burn or is a member of local news media/press and has not obtained prior approval, Gate volunteers will immediately radio for the EC on Duty to handle the situation. Making a profit from any images or videos of the Burn violates the principle of Decommodification. Attendees using personal cell phones, cameras or video cameras to capture media, pictures, and recordings of participants or their art without their consent is PROHIBITED. Always ASK for permission to take pictures. If you plan onpublishing personal photos on the internet or in any format, you must get written permission from the subject of the photo or footage... while they are completely sober. Remember that ALL images taken BY ANYBODY at Gateway are the exclusive property of Gateway Burners and may not be used in any professional or commercial application without express written permission from Gateway Burners II,Inc. See: Survival Guide
Photography: ASK FIRST to be sure your subject(s) are okay with being immortalized in your photo album. HearthsOPhyre is a private event. Redistribution or public display of images, including on the internet, requires the explicit consent of all subject parties. An individual may revoke her or his consent at any time. Images may only be taken for personal use and may not be used professionally or for any commercial purpose without the written approval of HearthsOPhyre. Anyone encountering a problem with a photographer or videographer should report it to a Ranger. See: Survival Guide
Hyperborea is a private event. As Burning Man embraces radical self-expression there may be people who are in positions and situations that are not otherwise shared in their public life. Please refrain from photographing/filming anyone unless you have their explicit consent and posting or sharing such content unless you have explicit consent as well. If anyone asks you to delete a photo of them, please do. See: See: Survival Guide, Media
PHOTOGRAPHY We are sure that you will want to capture some moments of Kiez Burn - but remember immediacy & consent when it comes to photography. ALWAYS ASK PERMISSION. DO NOT TAKE SOMEONE’S PHOTO AGAINST THEIR WILL. In the event that you have a dispute with someone about hotography, please flag down a Ranger so that the volunteers there can help mediate the situation. Your right to take a photo and publish it NEVER overrules other people’s right to privacy! If you wish to post photos to Facebook or other social networking sites, MAKE 100% SURE that EVERYONE featured in your photos are happy for them to be posted. You should not be tagging people online unless you have their explicit permission. NO photos should be taken and published for COMMERCIAL USE. Questions? Contact email@example.com Anyone recording video must follow the same rules. See: Survival Guide
Photography Commercial use of all imagery taken at Kiwiburn is forbidden without express permission. All professional photographers with intent to receive compensation for a Kiwiburn image (including editorial or gallery) must check in with the organisers. Pre- or post-event, photographers are required to seek permission by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org outlining their intended project. ALL motion-capturing video and film cameras must be registered for professional purposes. There is no filming without express permission. You must always ask for permission from your subject before taking their photo. Freedom and the Media The media are a part of our experience at Kiwiburn. Reporting and documenting is a form of expression and freedom of the press means they are not excluded – they are an opportunity to affect the world by illustrating what we do together as a community. However, we do limit the number of crews approved to film at the event. Those approved to film are pledged not to interfere with your experience. Should you feel that someone toting a camera is creating a nuisance, contact a volunteer. See: Survival Guide
Lakes of Fire is a private event, and we expect participants to approach photography with respect for others. There is no filming without express permission. You have ultimate responsibility for your image, and should ask photographers or videographers how your image will be used. Should you encounter a problem, report it to a Lakes of Fire Ranger. You must ask permission before photographing someone, and avoid photography that could be intrusive of someone’s privacy. Do not take or publish, in any manner, ANY unauthorized pictures of any human subject, or any pictures for a commercial purpose. No commercial use of photographs taken at Lakes of Fire is allowed without the express written permission of Great Lakes Experimental Arts, Inc. See: Photo Policy
Personal media, pictures, and recordings of participants or their art without their consent is prohibited. As a general note: at all times ASK FOR PERMISSION to take pictures..
Unacceptable Behaviour. The following behaviours are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community. The list is not exhaustive and any other behaviours which are deemed harmful, disrespectful or inappropriate by MicroBurn in general will be dealt with by the MicroBurn Conduct Committee. ... Inappropriate photography or recordings. Ask before taking photos or video of people, especially if in a state of undress. People might feel fine expressing themselves at MicroBurn in certain aspects but probably do not want photographic evidence of such making its way out into the default world. ... Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour is unacceptable. See: Code of Conduct
Consent Violations. You are expected to obtain verbal consent before engaging with someone’s body. Communicate clearly about the contents of your gift(s) and be prepared to accept a no. Explicit consent must be obtained for any images or recordings taken during Mosaic. See: Code of Conduct
Violations that may result in eviction and are at the LLC’s discretion: ... Photographing or videoing another participant without their consent. See: Policies. We cannot stress this enough. DO NOT take photo or video images without permission.Period. See: 2018 Survival Guide Professional media must have their cameras tagged. If you are a media professional, please contact email@example.com to learn more about how to safely navigate this event. See: 2018 Survival Guide
Photographs, video, or sound recordings of any participants or creative work cannot be used for commercial purposes without the express permission of subjects or artists. See: Survival Guide
Nowhere is a special place, where people are encouraged to express themselves in a variety of colourful ways. It is a ready feast for the eyes, and the camera. ALWAYS ASK PERMISSION. DO NOT TAKE SOMEONE’S PHOTO AGAINST THEIR WILL. * In the event that you have a dispute with someone about photography, please flag down a NoMad or come to Malfare, so that the volunteers there can help to mediate the situation. * Your right to take someone’s photo and publish it NEVER over-rules their right to privacy! * If you’re posting photos on Facebook or other social networking platforms, MAKE 100% SURE that EVERYONE featured in your photos is happy for them to be posted, BEFORE they go online. You should not be tagging people online unless you have their explicit permission. * NO photos should be taken and published for COMMERCIAL use without the written permission of the Nowhere Organisation. * Private camps are sacred ground: do NOT enter someone else’s camp and take photographs! * Anyone recording video must follow the same rules. * We do have some approved journalists onsite—their cameras will be marked with a tag saying ‘Media,’ and you can ask them not to photograph or film you. See: Survival Guide 2019 More information is included in the Filming and Photography FAQ.
You may take pictures BUT you MUST gain CONSENT ahead of time by EVERYONE who would be caught in your picture, including those individuals that may be in the background. You MUST respect everyone’s right to tell you no. See: FAQ Consent should be applied to a wide spectrum of activities including but not limited to: intimate activities, taking photographs, using another's resources, or providing party favors. If you do not have an informed and non coerced enthusiastic YES from the person, don’t do it. Period. No Exceptions.See: Survival Guide 2019 Media Photography and Recordings- Please contact our Admin Coordinator via our website for information regarding this during the event. Media, pictures, & recordings of participants or their art without prior consent is prohibited! Anyone wishing to publish, replicate, or distribute media, pictures, recordings, & art, must obtain written permission from all parties therein, prior to doing so. See: Survival Guide 2019
PHOTOGRAPHY: Commercial use of pictures or video taken at Pagan Bunny Burn is prohibited. See: Survival Guide
The POrtalBurn BOD may, at their discretion, ban individuals or take other actions for reasons outside of those listed here. ... While radical self expression is one of the ten guiding principles for our event, don’t be a dick. Examples of behaviors which are unacceptable include but are not limited to: a. Consent Violations - touching someone without their permission, taking photographs of someone without their permission, adding substances to someone’s food or drink without their permission, etc. See: Portal Burn Code of Conduct 2018. Can I take pictures or videos? Participants understand they may be photographed at POrtalBurn, and that consent must be obtained for all photography, film, or video at the event. Any person identifiable in the image or video must express consent to be photographed or filmed, and photographers must destroy any image or video at the subject’s request, even if prior consent had been granted. Participants understand that it is prohibited to take photos or videos of a camp or person if a ‘No Photos’ sign is posted, or at an event where a ‘No Photos’ policy has been announced. Participants understand and accept that no use other than personal use of images, film, or video obtained at the event may be made without prior written permission from Upstate New York POrtalBurn Arts, Inc (UNYPA) and the written permission of any persons identifiable in the images, film or video. See: Portal Burn FAQ
The following actions will not be tolerated and can result in ejection from the event and/or banning from one or more future events. ... Explicit consent must be obtained for any images or recordings taken during Reclaimation. See: Code of Conduct. Photography: ... please remember to ask permission before photographing someone. Taking photos without permission and then posting those photos is wrong…plain and simple. Don’t do it. Some of the theme camps may have No Photography signs posted about, respect those boundaries. Don’t be that person whose camera ends up in the creek. Cameras can’t swim. See: Survival Guide.
RULES AGREEMENT. Commercial use of images from the event prohibited without written consent from the association. Please ask before you photograph or videotape someone, as they may not want to be forever enshrined in cyberspace wearing that pink tutu. Rules Agreement on Website. Ask first – ask before you photograph, ask before you record, ask before you take, ask before you touch. We respect each other as individuals and acknowledge that everyone has differing boundaries. For all-ages events, please obtain parental permission before photographing or videotaping children. *If a person is identifiable in a photo, you must have their permission to take, post or display the image or video. facebook 2018 event page - Event Rules
Consent also applies to photography: Anybody who is identifiable in a photo you take has to be asked for consent. Consent for publishing a photo publicly, especially on social media, has to be explicitly given. The organisers will provide a password protected server where photos can be shared safely after the event. See: Survival Guide 2019
You must always ask if it is OK to take pictures or video of people for personal and private use. You must never place those images on a public website without their permission. It is never OK to sell images or video of regional events or publish images of our events without written permission of the event hosts, planners and people photographed. There are free red bands available at gate. Anybody wearing this red bracelet is expressing their desire to not be photographed. Any images that contain a person wearing the red band should be deleted or altered, to hide the person. Violation of this rule can have consequences, up to and including suspension from future events. See: About Saguaro Man
It’s not allowed to take photos or film people without consent. We consider it every individual’s right to control their own image. Schloss Schönburn is a safe zone, where participants feel safe to do what they like and be what they want to be without the fear of having their every action being posted online. Always ask when you take a photo or film someone. Ask before you make that photo or video public. No commercial use. See: House Rules for Schloss Schönburn 2018
Video and pictures may be taken for personal use only. Commercial use is not permitted. Please gain permission before recording or taking images of someone or their art. See: Survival Guide 2019
Always remember to ask permission before photographing or filming someone. People may be wearing “No Photography” wristbands. Some Theme Camps may have “No Photography” signs posted. Taking other participants’ photos or filming them without permission is wrong and against the principles, as is posting these online without permission. Don't do it. Consent is not an unlimited pass, you must ask each time, even if that participant had consented on a previous occasion. Respect boundaries and always get consent for all photographs and film footage. See: Survival Guide
Consent: Photography: Ask before taking pictures. Remember, consent to take a picture is NOT consent to post it on your blog. See: SNRG-Consent We ask participants to follow the same guidelines as defined by Burning Man https://burningman.org/event/preparation/playa-living/taking-photos-shooting-video/ See: SNRG-FAQ
Commercial use of photos or videos taken at SOAK is prohibited without written consent obtained prior to the event. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Respect event participants by asking permission BEFORE you photograph or film them. If you are asked to stop photographing or filming, you must do so immediately. See: Survival Guide 2019
Photographs and video also require consent. Permission must be given before capturing images of participants, performers, or artwork. Again, always ask first. No commercial use of any images is allowed without a signed, written agreement from the event organizers and those depicted. You agree any images taken are for personal use only (this does NOT include posting them on social media.). See: Code of Conduct
Photography // You are at Sunraiz, to be at Sunraiz. Photography and videography can of course be art forms and radical self-expression, but you are encouraged to be here and now. Taking photos // It’s not allowed to take photos or film people without consent. We consider it every individual’s right to control their own image. Sunraiz is a safe zone, where participants feel safe to do what they like and be what they want to be without the fear of having their every action being posted online. ASK ASK ASK, and No commercial use. Decommodification. See: Survival Guide
Radical Consent includes photography! Do you love someone’s costume and want to snap a picture? Ask them if it’s okay first. Is there a person in the background of the picture you haven’t already got consent to take? Change your position so that they are no longer in the frame or ask that person in the background if they consent to being in the photo—be even more cautionary about this if someone in your frame is partially or completely nude. Do you want to post your photos to social media? Ensure that everyone in your photos is comfortable with this BEFORE posting—not everyone is public about their participation in burn events and their preferences are to be respected. It IS okay to take pictures of art installations, burns, and theme camps! See: First Timers Guide
Obtaining consent for video or photography of a participant, or in any other way which potentially affects the experience of another person on The Moon is mandatory. See: Code of Coduct Photo. Please respect the right of others who may not wish to be photographed. Ask PERMISSION! If you see someone with a green wristband, that is a NO PHOTO policy indicator. Do not take pictures or video of participants wearing them! See: General Guidelines Photography. Please respect the right of others who may not wish to be photographed. Ask permission! If you see someone with a blue wristband, that is a no photo policy indicator. Do not take pictures or video of participants wearing them! See: Survival Guide
Zero Tolerance Violations (these will get you kicked out no matter what): ... If you take a non-consensual photos of others, you may be asked to leave. If a participant asks you to delete a photo you’ve taken, you should respect their wishes. See: Code of Conduct The following offenses may get you removed from the event: ... Taking photos/video for commercial purposes without registering as media. See: Code of Conduct
PHOTO/VIDEO YOU MUST HAVE CONSENT FROM EVERYONE IN A PHOTO BEFORE TAKING ONE. Photography without consent is an ejectable offense. Media recording of any kind could hinder participants right to radical self expression. Please do not post ANYTHING online or on social media without everyone’s consent. See a theme here? (Hint: it’s consent!). See: Survival Guide 2018
Consent Culture also includes, but is not limited to: ... Asking before taking photos and video See: Code of Conduct
In order to create a safe space for participants to discover their own boundaries, the use of smartphones to capture photos and videos are discouraged. In fact, more fun is to be had by looking up instead of at your phone. And if you want to take a picture, make sure everyone in frame is in agreement. As ticket buyer you also agree with our Use of Images. NOTE: DSLR’s, professional gear and lenses are not allowed without an invitation and agreement of Burning Man Netherlands. See: Survival Guide
Photography & Video. Please bear in mind everyone’s right not be photographed if they don’t want to. It’s better to ask permission, and if they ask you not to – please delete photographs already taken. Photos and videos taken at Wildeburn is only for personal use cannot be used for any commercial purposes. See: Survival Guide
YOUtopia have a comprehensive FAQ for media approval and activities. Although mostly aimed at the professional it appears to cover most casual photgraphy situations. See: Survival Guide YOUtopia also have an extensive section in their ticket Terms & Conditions, as follows...
By entering the Event, all participants agree to the following terms, conditions, and guidelines for the use of any imagery obtained at the Event, including still photographs and videos (hereinafter “Event Imagery”). Cameras are welcomed at the Event and are an important part of YOUtopia’s storytelling history. YOUtopia monitors dissemination of Event Imagery for two primary reasons: (1) to preserve the principle of Decommodification by ensuring that photographs and videos from the Event are not used for advertising or commercial purposes; and (2) to protect participants’ right to privacy, freedom of expression, and creative immediacy. Participants may use Event Imagery for “Personal Use,” defined to include: (A) sharing with friends and family; (B) displaying on personal websites (as long as the website does not sell any product or service, and does not purport or appear to be an official website of the Event or SDCAP); and (C) displaying on personal accounts on photo-sharing and social networking websites, such as Flickr and Facebook (as long as the display of the Event Imagery on these sites is not commercial or promotional in any manner and the account is not affiliated with any commercial enterprise). YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THAT YOU MAY NOT MAKE ANY USE OF EVENT IMAGERY WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM SDCAP, OTHER THAN PERSONAL USE (as defined above). You understand that you have no right to sell, transfer, license, sublicense, or give your Event Imagery to any other party, except for Personal Use, and you agree to inform anyone to whom you give any Event Imagery that it can only be used for Personal Use. Without the prior written consent of SDCAP, which may be granted or withheld in SDCAP’s sole discretion, you understand that you may not use in any advertisement, promotional materials (including music videos), or in the title or on the cover of any publication designed for public dissemination (other than blog posts), any (a) Event Imagery, or (b) copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property owned or licensed by SDCAP or Burning Man.
If you post, or allow to be posted, any Event Imagery on a personal website or a website controlled by a third party, even if permissible as Personal Use, you agree that: (I) you will place, or cause to be placed, on any webpage on which such Event Imagery is displayed a notice that (a) the Event Imagery can be used only for the poster’s personal use and not for any other purpose, and (b) the Event Imagery may be downloaded or copied only in accordance with a Creative Commons license that prohibits the licensee from using the Event Imagery for commercial purposes, including CC BY-NC, CC BY-NC-SA, and CC BY-NC-ND (available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/); (II) you will not license any Event Imagery that contains any nudity or partial nudity (including any imagery in which bare breasts, bare buttocks, genitals, or genital areas are visible); and (III) if SDCAP notifies you that any such images must be removed, for any reason whatsoever in SDCAP’s sole discretion, you will promptly remove or cause to be removed those images. You understand that use of the Creative Commons’ licenses approved herein does not supersede these Terms and Conditions, nor your responsibility as the photographer or videographer to obtain all necessary permissions from subjects and artists as appropriate.
SDCAP forbids any use (other than Personal Use) of Event Imagery that contains nudity presented in a sexual context and/or without the express written permission of the subjects. Violations or suspected problems of this nature should be reported to YOUtopia Rangers and/or Media (at the Event) or to BOD@sdcap.org (year-round).
The YOUtopia community grows primarily by word of mouth. SDCAP does little to solicit attention from media companies about the Event, and does not seek to grow the Event by exposure through the mass media. SDCAP does support the presence of the press, and encourages the free expression of news reporters, storytellers, small groups documenting special projects, cultural or fine art photographers, and creative authors/researchers or academics, but all such uses require a written agreement with SDCAP in order to use Event Imagery. Contact email@example.com.
You acknowledge that people are using film, video, and photographic cameras at the Event, and that your image may be captured on film, video, or photographs that may subsequently be displayed or disseminated without your consent or payment of compensation to and you release SDCAP from any liability due to such filming, photographing, or dissemination. See Terms & Conditions