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National Geographic photographer banned to shoot at the Green Bazaar in Almaty

20 February, 18:23 204
National Geographic photographer banned to shoot at the Green Bazaar in Almaty

The guards of the market tried to take the camera away from the photographer.

In Almaty, the photographer of National Geographic was banned to shoot on the territory of the Green Bazaar. It was said by the Kazakhstan citizen on her Facebook page, who accompanied the foreign guest, BNews.kz reports.

"I was stopped by the guard yesterday at the bazaar and he called for the help of two more guards and the head through portable radio. When I took photo of him, he started pulling the phone out of my hands, I would go to investigate, but I was with high-ranking guests, and I simply did not have the right to leave them. It's a good thing that Maya Akisheva walked by and saw the furious guard, I was so ashamed. When the foreigners asked what was the matter, I said that it was forbidden to take pictures of the products, I could not explain why. (...) Then they were just afraid to pull out the camera even when I told them that no one would come,"- Karlygash Makatova wrote.

According to the lady, the guards did not allow the photographer to do his job, tried to take away the camera. "I accompanied the photographer from National Geographic, so I had a contract with him: if people in gray suits approach to him, he just gives the camera to me, and I hide it in my bag. He did a report. In the tenth minute the man with a portable radio approached to us, I tried to explain. The man almost took the camera away with a sense of superiority and a portable radio and threatening appearance. The photographer stopped shooting and said: "Karla, let's go from here." And I wanted so much him to make fascinating photos. Alas,” said Makatova.

As was reported, recently Kazahstani photographer Maksim Zolotukhin was banned to take photos in the park “Kok-Tobe”. The guard explained that it was the internal order of the administration, according to which an hour to take photos and videos costs 35 thousand tenge.

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