Lilly Allen Rats Out New York Times For Syndicating Photos Used For Arts Section

I was shocked to read the New York Times arranged a photo session with Lilly Allen to illustrate an article they ran on her for the Arts Section, only to see those photos syndicated to OK magazine (for starters) so OK could run their own “exclusive” story made up of quotes from third party sources. I realize the Times is not in the best financial shape, but man, it’s pretty sleazy to use your reputation as bait for monetizing the results in a tabloid aftermarket. David Azia is the New York Times photographer in question.

Note to artists: make sure you sign a photo contract that stipulates how photos can be used once the initial use has passed, especially in the digital age….it’s up to you if you want to sell out for the publicity at the expense of controlling your likeness.

Read Lilly Allen’s rant

This Wild Girl’s a Homebody Now (NY Times’ article)