Photography Is Not A Crime – Carlos Miller – #YouWowMe 6

#YouWowMe 6 - Carlos Miller

Photography Is Not A Crime – Carlos Miller

Carlos Miller has been arrested many times.  The Department of Homeland Security maintains a file on him.  And many law enforcement officials genuinely dislike him.

So, you may ask, why on earth would I feature him as my next #YouWowMe (portraits of truly inspirational people)?

First, as a disclaimer, I should state I have a lot of respect for most law enforcement personnel because they risk their lives daily doing thankless tasks.  Having said that, all professions have “rotten apples” who taint the reputation of others.

I’ve been following Carlos Miller’s work for four years and am continually impressed with his courage.  He is a true hero to other photographers and to the media in general.  Carlos began his career in the mainstream media as a newspaper photojournalist.  One time while on assignment, he was arrested.

Photography Is Not A Crime – Carlos Miller

This seminal moment became the catalyst for P.I.N.A.C. – Photography Is Not A Crime – a media outlet which he founded and manages.  Simply put, PINAC documents dozens and dozens of cases all over the United States where law-abiding citizens are arrested while legally photographing or video recording law enforcement.  The majority of these cases are an absolute violation of the the 1st Amendment to the Constitution protecting the Press.

Week-after-week PINAC publishes blatant Constitutional abuses oftentimes when the mainstream media won’t.   And PINAC does this simply as a public service.  For this reason alone, Carlos Miller is an inspiration.

Photography Is Not A Crime – Carlos Miller

 When I asked Carlos if he lives by a personal motto, he said the following:

“My unofficial motto would be: Express Yourself.  Assert Yourself.  Stand up for Yourself.”

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