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    Photography Protected Profession in EU ?

    Today a trial took place between me and the Greek Visual Artist's Federation. The reason was that the Federation was refusing to register me as a member, claiming that photographers are not artists, although the law states that since I am in possesion of an Art School Diploma, they are obliged to accept me. So, I had to appeal to the court to solve the problem. (I'll know more about what will happen when the court decision comes out - in a few months)

    What I would like to ask the EU Apuggers is the following:

    The court asked me whether there is a professional interest from my part if I was a member of the Federation. Since Photography is not a protected profession in Greece, anyone can register as a Pro or Artist photographer without the need or a proven Membership in the artist's federation or proven studies. But it would be useful to me to be able to provide relevant information regarding other EU countries, for I can use it in my argument that I can make use of this Membership, even in other EU countries...

    So, if you know anything about photography being a protected profession in your country, please tell me so. I have heard that in order to make Portraits as a Pro in Germany you need to be registered somewhere (I don't know where) or to have studied something. I also know that in order to operate a photographic shop in Belgium you have to have studied at least in a technical school (like the "75")...

    Please hurry, I have to deposit a written report by Friday...

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    The profession of photographer is no longer protected in Belgium.
    It's like that since 2005.

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    Not protected in France. I am registered as a photographer, journalist and writer.

    Cheers,

    Roger

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Papantoniou
    Today a trial took place between me and the Greek Visual Artist's Federation. The reason was that the Federation was refusing to register me as a member, claiming that photographers are not artists, although the law states that since I am in possesion of an Art School Diploma, they are obliged to accept me. So, I had to appeal to the court to solve the problem. (I'll know more about what will happen when the court decision comes out - in a few months)

    What I would like to ask the EU Apuggers is the following:

    The court asked me whether there is a professional interest from my part if I was a member of the Federation. Since Photography is not a protected profession in Greece, anyone can register as a Pro or Artist photographer without the need or a proven Membership in the artist's federation or proven studies. But it would be useful to me to be able to provide relevant information regarding other EU countries, for I can use it in my argument that I can make use of this Membership, even in other EU countries...

    So, if you know anything about photography being a protected profession in your country, please tell me so. I have heard that in order to make Portraits as a Pro in Germany you need to be registered somewhere (I don't know where) or to have studied something. I also know that in order to operate a photographic shop in Belgium you have to have studied at least in a technical school (like the "75")...

    Please hurry, I have to deposit a written report by Friday...
    Isn't the EU great! Better contact your EU rep.
    Don Bryant



 

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