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Rachel Lederman of the National Lawyers Guild explains journalists' rights covering demonstrations while SF Chronicle photographer and Guild member Carlos Avila Gonzalez looks on.  Guild executive officer Carl Hall, far right, was also a Know Your Rights panelist.  Photo by Shadia Fayne Wood 2016.

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Guild workshop educates photographers, draws new members

As #BlackLivesMatter protests heat up around the country, photographers covering these demonstrations increasingly find ourselves at odds with police as we do our jobs. Yet, many of us don’t know our rights in these situations. In September, the Pacific Media Workers Guild held a “Know Your Rights for Social Movement Photographers” workshop to build community among photographers doing this work and to educate our members about their rights.



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