Hypocritical Taylor Swift Photo Contract: Break Our Rules, and We Can Break Your Gear
Pop star power play.
Yesterday, photographer Jason Sheldon published an open letter to Taylor Swift, accusing the singer of being a hypocrite by accusing Apple of treating artists unfairly while herself handing out heavy-handed contracts for concert photographers to sign.
It turns out Sheldon’s contract was a bit outdated: the latest version goes a step further by stating that photographers who violate the contract can have their gear destroyed on the spot.
On Sunday, UK-based freelance photographer Joel Goodman tweeted a copy of the new contract, which is being handed out to photographers for Swift’s latest 1989 World Tour. Here it is with some sections highlighted by Goodman (click to enlarge):