The day after the #WomenInPower hashtag began to gain traction, the #NotMyBoss campaign hit the internet, where photographers were targeted for being perceived as harassers.
They also found themselves under attack for their personal details.
As a result, many photographers felt forced to speak out.
One photographer, who wished to remain anonymous, said: ‘I thought, what the hell?
I’ve been a part of the movement for 10 years, I’ve seen a lot of things that have happened.
I know what harassment looks like, I know that it can have a negative impact on a photographer.
‘But I also feel that I’ve always been in this place where I felt I wasn’t allowed to speak my mind.’
He said he felt ‘humiliated’ by the harassment.
Another photographer said: I was harassed because I was female, and because I wasn.
‘It was an insult to my intelligence and professionalism.’
A photographer, whose work includes portraits of celebrities and athletes, said he was harassed by fellow photographers for using the hashtag: I’m a female photographer who has been harassed by men for years.
The #Notmyboss campaign aims to change the way the public views photographers.
The hashtag has been adopted by many social media users in an attempt to make a more open and inclusive world for all.
It was started by comedian Jimmy Kimmel in 2014 and has been used by more than 1.3 million people since.
The idea is to encourage photographers to share their personal information, such as their names and personal phone numbers, and to make the world a better place.
A number of photographers have spoken out in the past few weeks, including Amanda Rose, a British photographer who said she was harassed in 2015 after being photographed at a party for the first time.
Rose said she felt ’embarrassed’ by being photographed while she was trying to get away from her abusive husband, and that she felt the #notmyboss hashtag would encourage people to be less open-minded.
‘I felt I needed to go on the internet to talk about it because I didn’t feel I was safe,’ she told The Daily Mail.
‘Because the abuse and threats I have received since then have made me so scared to go out and photograph people that I love.
‘When I was first photographed I thought it was a joke, but when I realised that my photo was being used against me, it was just too much.’
She said she would now go out of her way to avoid being photographed again.
‘If I can’t have my photo taken by a photographer I don’t want to be photographed by one,’ she said.
Another photojournalist, who wishes to remain unnamed, said the hashtag had made her feel unsafe after she was accused of ‘being a bully’ and ‘being rude’.
‘I don’t feel safe to be out in public, and I don of course have my safety secured, but it feels like a form of bullying,’ she wrote.
‘As a woman, I feel the world has changed in such a way that I can no longer go out in this day and age to photograph.
‘This has changed my view of myself, and made me feel unsafe.
‘My work is based on my personality, and the world is looking at it as a threat.
‘The #NotMYBoss hashtag is an opportunity to make people think about how they interact with others online, and how they are going to behave with others, and it’s important to talk to your colleagues and clients about this.
‘You can change the world and be an incredible professional photographer by using the power of social media to change how you see others and how you interact with people.
‘We all need to start thinking about the ways in which we are behaving online, how we behave around each other and how we interact with each other, and if we can do that by using our voices to challenge that.’
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