Do Masks Alleviate Pressure for Street Photographers?

Derrick Story
3 min readJul 29, 2020
Girl with Mask on Scooter. Photo by Derrick Story.

Broadly speaking, I recognize that I have the right to make pictures of people in public places. It’s a privilege that I don’t abuse, but I will take advantage of when the moment is right.

People ask me, “Don’t you need a model release to publish that shot?” If the use is editorial or fine art, I do not. And in fact, more often than not, I wouldn’t need one for other…

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