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Beyonce bans photographers from live shows

By | Published on Thursday 25 April 2013


While the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Savages are banning their fans from taking shaky photos and videos at gigs, Beyonce is reportedly going a step further and banning professional photographers from her entire ‘Mrs Carter Show’ world tour, which began in Serbia earlier this month.

Purporting it to be taken from information for media outlets wishing to cover the shows, Facebook page Music Photographers has posted a paragraph of text saying: “There are no photo credentials for this show. Local news outlets, including print and online, will be given a link to download photos from every show. They will need to register to access the photos”.

Those official photos, all of which are apparently taken by one photographer, Frank Micelotta for Associated Press, can be found here.

Presumably this is a response to the incident this year in which Buzzfeed posted, and then refused to take down, photographs from Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance, which her people deemed to be “unflattering”.