A lawsuit brought against a local photographer who snapped pictures of his neighbors through their open windows without their knowledge or permission has been dismissed.
A state Supreme Court judge in Manhattan dismissed the case Monday. The judge ruled photographer Arne Svenson’s art was protected by the First Amendment.
The New York Post says Svenson agreed to remove the photos from his website and Facebook page as part of the dismissal.
Two parents whose children were snapped for Svenson’s exhibit, called “The Neighbors,” brought the lawsuit after his show became public in May.
Svenson took pictures of his neighbors in a glass-walled luxury Tribeca building from his second-floor studio across the street. The photos have sold for thousands of dollars. None of his subjects are identifiable.
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