All photographs and text © Copyright by Markus MacGill 2007–2023.
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The rights holder has been identified above; there are no orphan works.
People in photographs
When an identifiable person features in a photograph at this website, the photographer, Markus MacGill, has made a number of considerations – and more often than not the person simply gave their permission to Mark to be photographed and featured.
If you feature in a photograph at this website but would no longer like the photograph to be published here, please use the contact form to reach the photographer directly, so that Mark may promptly consider your request for its withdrawal.
Markus MacGill has sometimes created pictures simply for personal use. Often Mark has had an artistic purpose. One such artistic purpose may be to exhibit photographs, whether in physical or Internet galleries, and where permission was due, Mark gained it. On other occasions there may be journalistic purposes for taking and/or publishing photographs, or there may be academic or literary reasons for photography (documentary photography, social documentary, and so on).
In other cases still, photographs might have been taken after a written agreement about their licensing, for example because the portrait sitter commissioned the photography and also agreed to pictures being published as an example of the photographer's work.
Personal data in photographs
With reference to the Data Protection Act 2018, the photographer always considers the balance of people’s privacy even when he is exercising his freedom to carry out any “special purposes” of photography.
Four special purposes are listed in the act: “(a) the purposes of journalism; (b) academic purposes; (c) artistic purposes; (d) literary purposes”. Similar laws in European Union member states apply under article 85 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
When considering his right to artistic expression for example, Mark always nonetheless considers whether any reasonable expectation of data privacy could arise for any person becoming, for example, the subject of a published photograph of a public place. Sometimes this might mean asking for permission to publish, or taking the photograph in such a way that there can be no personal data in it.
All information given at this website, in pictures or words, is accurate to the best of Markus MacGill's knowledge. The photographer shall be pleased to correct any information in the unlikely event of clarification or correction being needed.