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sanzari
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« on: October 19, 2010, 02:50:40 PM »
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Hi this is my first post so sorry i do not offer info yet, but rather request info.

I am off to Africa for a trip on a charity and volunteering exercise part of which will be hopefully using an MF back to produce some portraits. Given I am not sure of the international law on model release, as I have obtained consent for people to be photographed, if I wanted to sell the images to an agency, etc,etc how does one go about getting a valid model release given many of the people cannot write or indeed speak english ??

Wondered if anyone had come across this ??

thanks in advance T
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2010, 05:32:12 AM »
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You would still be obliged where the people do not speak your language to get a model release
translated for them to sign.
But of course if the image is for editorial use only you do not need a release , just for commercial use.
If you photograph children for commercial use you would of course need the parents consent and that is often just not worth the
trouble.
I personally just photograph for editorial use now , anyway stock is faltering badly.

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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2010, 05:53:35 AM »
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What happens when there are no parents I guess it's the orphanage ?

And what happens if they cannot read it write?

Also not sure difference between editorial and commercial both are printed both are sold?

Thanks for your advice. It's Kenya I am going into.

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2010, 06:45:21 AM »
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Yes it would be the legal guardian.
Your model can sign with a cross or finger print preferably with a witness and preferably photographed.
Editorial is not directly associated with a product whereas commercial is , example from toys to insurance products
or dicey sub prime home loan products.
The world has shrunk with technology and i would not take a chance without a signed legal model release wherever
you are going to work.

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