I am a street photographer in New York City. Several months ago, I was approached by a representative of DKNY who asked to purchase 300 of my photos to hang in their store windows “around the world.” They offered me $15,000. A friend in the industry told me that $50 per photo was not nearly enough to receive from a company with hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue. So I asked for more money. They said “no.”
Today, a fan sent me a photo from a DKNY store in Bangkok. The window is full of my photos. These photos were used without my knowledge, and without compensation.
I don’t want any money. But please REBLOG this post if you think that DKNY should donate $100,000 on my behalf to the YMCA in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. That donation would sure help a lot of deserving kids go to summer camp. I’ll let you guys know if it happens.
REMEMBER: rape can happen to anyone, man or woman. It’s simple: DON’T rape. No one is asking for it, no one deserves it, it’s up to you to be fucking responsible and sane and in control of your actions and not put others in dangerous or compromising positions that affect them for the rest of THEIR LIVES. If you don’t think it’s serious, WAKE THE FUCK UP. WAKE. THE. FUCK. UP.