NPPA, Media Groups, Oppose Beyoncé Tour Guidelines

DURHAM, NC (May 14, 2013) – On behalf of 19 media organizations the National Press Photographers Association has objected to Beyoncé's 2013 World Tour Guidelines for photography and television. NPPA voiced its concerns in a letter from NPPA's general counsel to the Schure Media Group.

The objection is based on Beyoncé's tour decision to grant no photography credentials in order to maintain control over the performer's image. Reports say Beyoncé was displeased with "unflattering" photographs taken of her during her Super Bowl halftime performance. In response, her 2013 World Tour managers have said they will provide a registered Web link to the media where they can download images of Beyoncé from each concert stop.

Read NPPA's letter, and see the 19 other media groups who joined in the organization's objection, online here.