Plucked From The News….
It didn’t take long after her wallet had been stolen at SF Camerawork that a photographer there became a victim of identity theft. Along with receiving bills for merchandise she had never purchased, Jessamyn Lovell, was also served with an unwarranted summons to appear in court on theft charges.
So what did Ms. Lovell do? She hired a private investigator to find the person responsible for stealing her identity. The private investigator eventually tracked down the culprit, a woman by the name of Erin Hart. From that point on and for two years Ms. Lovell followed Ms. Hart around and took pictures of her in public places.
Ms. Lovell used her talent and put together a phot project titled, “Dear Erin Hart” which displayed 34 images of her identity thief.
This exhibit was held at SF Camerawork, the same gallery where Ms. Lovell’s wallet had been stolen years before.
An invitation to the event was sent to Ms. Hart.
Do you think that this photographer had the right to do what she did?