THE POSTER OF NOW President Barack Obama (above, right) that was widely circulated during the campaign was based on an image created by an Associated Press photographer (above, left).
Now the Associated Press wants credit and compensation for the image. The artist, apparently, has sold thousands of posters and stickers and parlayed the poster into fame. He now has a gallery show in Boston, and a version of the image has been added to the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.
Should the Associated Press be compensated for their photojournalism? Or is this art, and therefore fair game?
(by the way, the artist is also the guy who created the "OBEY" stickers and posters that hang around the world).
6 months ago