DSLRs outlawed in Arabian nation

Various reports coming out of Kuwait, as well as an article in the Kuwait Times, are reporting that public photography has been banned. This only seems to appear to relate to DSLRs rather than all cameras, with compacts and camera phones not applicable.

The Ministry of Information, Ministry of Social Affairs and Ministry of Finance seem to be the Kuwaiti ministries behind the ban, and at least on photographer has been vocal about the stance taken. “Switching to abstract and landscape photography was one the options I considered after getting into enough trouble” Mariam Al-Fodiry told the Kuwait Times.

Although the ban will doubtless have been brought into effect due to security concerns the photographic fraternity have shown in the past an aversion to the restrictions attempted, as a recent protest in London showed.