My Photo in Newsday!?

My Photo in Newsday!?.

When I first saw the photo in Long Island’s Newsday,  I was at first,  elated.  I know the photographer extremely well.  Then I instinctively searched for the credit line.  It wasn’t there.  In fact, it had been cropped from the photo!  I began to feel annoyed, then angry. I suppose this is done all the time, but it isn’t right!

A day later, after having slept on it, I’m even more angry.   After all, how would you feel if something you created were posted in a major publication with no credit given to you?

Shame on you Newsday!

About zoraidabros

I'm Zoraida and I design and create handmade, one of a kind jewelry. My work is inspired by the art of ancient world cultures that have endured the shifting trends of fashion. I prefer to work in copper and semi precious gemstones but also appreciate fine lamp work beads, wood and other artistically crafted materials. Please visit my studio at and my website at
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7 Responses to My Photo in Newsday!?

  1. Donna Geurin says:

    Absolutely, you are right. Credit should be given where credit is due. Is there some way to mention this without any backlash? I am such a dedicated follower of your wonderful creations. You are so talented and it should be recognized.


  2. tela formosa says:

    Can you ask them for a correction in the next edition? This is so unprofessional! You have every right to be angry.

    • zoraidabros says:

      Thanks Tela! Sam (my daughter, the photographer) sent out several emails yesterday telling them they cannot reprint, redistribute, sell or edit her photographs in the future. This is a major daily newspaper here on Long Island, NY. I don’t think anything will be corrected at this point. It’s a little sticky because this is our dogo where we practice Taiko drumming and it was used to promote them. We don’t want to make waves for them.

  3. This is definitely not right. Even on Pinterest, they take infringement seriously and make sure they are giving credit where credit is due. You might check on Rena’s site and see if she has addressed this problem. If so, you may be able to find a recourse. If nothing else, you can write the editor at the magazine and they “should” print an addendum in their column next month, giving you the credit you so richly deserve. Good luck!

  4. zoraidabros says:

    Thanks Diane. It was Sam’s photo that was published in a daily newspaper here. She sent several emails to various departments yesterday. We’ll see if anything happens but I doubt it. Sam just wants to be sure they don’t reprint, redistribute, sell, crop or edit it in any form from this day on without her consent.

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