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Singers see photography issue as a matter of control

Gazette reporter Justin Mason photographs concertgoers taking pictures of Kanye West with their phones during the hip-hop artist’s performance a the Times Union Center on Wednesday. Newspaper photographers were not welcome, part of a growing trend in the concert industry.
Photographer: Justin Mason/Gazette Reporter
Gazette reporter Justin Mason photographs concertgoers taking pictures of Kanye West with their phones during the hip-hop artist’s performance a the Times Union Center on Wednesday. Newspaper photographers were not welcome, part of a growing trend in the concert industry.
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Hundreds of smartphone screens illuminated the bowl of the Times Union Center as Kanye West knelt before a Jesus-like figure and then handed him a bejeweled mask he had been wearing during his performance Wednesday evening. Some fans recorded shaky videos, others used their phones to capture still images of the rap artist. By morning, social media was littered with grainy and bleached images of the Yeezus Tour’s swing through Albany. Conspicuously absent, however, were ...

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