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« on: September 16, 2019, 12:23 »
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"Getty Images and iStock would like to see you in Sharjah" says the blurb they sent me. So, I'm sure,  would the Emirates internal security force, with the handcuffs and rubber truncheons all ready for me.  I am not joking, if you have ever expressed any criticism of the ruling regime in the UAE or (even worse) suggested that Qatar is not a terrorist hell-hole, then you are officially a terrorist under UAE law and liable for a $15,000 fine and imprisonment of unspecified duration.
UAE prisons are reputed to be extremely nasty places, so that's a "no" from me, istock/getty, and from anyone else with any sort of belief in free speech.


« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 12:27 »
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"Getty Images and iStock would like to see you in Sharjah" says the blurb they sent me. So, I'm sure,  would the Emirates internal security force, with the handcuffs and rubber truncheons all ready for me.  I am not joking, if you have ever expressed any criticism of the ruling regime in the UAE or (even worse) suggested that Qatar is not a terrorist hell-hole, then you are officially a terrorist under UAE law and liable for a $15,000 fine and imprisonment of unspecified duration.
UAE prisons are reputed to be extremely nasty places, so that's a "no" from me, istock/getty, and from anyone else with any sort of belief in free speech.

Is that for a get together?  omg.

« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2019, 12:32 »
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It says:  Hi,

If you are  going to be at Xposure in Sharjah from Thursday the 19th of September to Sunday the 22nd of September please do come and see us at Nikon stand.

Here is the link to the event. https://xposure.ae/

Jacqueline Bourke our Senior Manager of Visual Insights will be taking us through how to shoot on trend and monetise your work. Details and the schedule of times is below.


If you cant make the talk, please come by anyway and chat with Jacqui.


I guess they're also assuming that there wont be a US/UAE/Saudi vs Iran war in progress at that time

« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 07:53 »
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For a company like Getty that is supposed to "work with" photo journalists, it's indeed a pretty big fail to participate in an even located in one of the worst countries in terms of freedom of the press...


 

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