It doesn't matter whether you are a photojournalist or a tourist ready to spend — the Transportation Security Administration does not want you taking pictures around airports.
The TSA caught major flak (pardon the expression) for its recent poster showing a photographer in a hoodie taking pictures at an airport and urging people to call the cops if they saw such a thing.
That could affect journalists' ability to do their job, whether they are documenting airport safety violations or pollution from nearby refineries.
- "TSA Publishes New Posters Depicting Photographers as Terrorists," Photography Is Not a Crime blog, September 7, 2010, by Carlos Miller.
- "TSA Campaign Targets Photographers in Hoodies," Wired (Threat Level blog), September 9, 2010, by Kim Zeller.
- "NPPA Demands Amtrak To Stop Harassing Photographers," Photography Is Not a Crime blog, January 14, 2009, by Carlos Miller.