No cover, no credit
This photo of Tierney, taken at a 2004 Jazz Alley set, only begins to reveal how beautiful she is in performance. Jason Crane - writer, broadcaster, and labor activist - used it to encourage his readers to take advantage of her no-cover show at Woodcliff. I hope the house was packed.
Jason provides a useful service to his readership and his community. His blog is full of information about music, politics, and activism. He is environmentally aware and politically involved. He helps his community keep track of the arts, and he helps workers get organized. Somehow, though, giving photographers credit for their work isn't part of his impressive resume. I only scanned the pictures of musicians on his site, but I couldn't find one with attribution. Clearly, Jason is a good guy. But if he doesn't respect the intellectual property of photographers, who will?
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Image © Bruce C Moore