You've seen it before, I know you have. You've seen the viral cosplay photo that everyone is talking about:
The question is...can you tell me who the photographer is? It isn't just convention hall shots that are not giving any credit to photographers, we're also seeing more and more professional shoots go without credit as they circle the internet.
You can find groups across the internet - Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr - who provide a group of Cosplay photos for perusal often with little to no credit given to photographers whose creativity help make the shots what they are. I've seen it most in the click bait articles that pop up in my news stream more often than not:
What is the solution? Unfortunately, it is a rather complicated issue, but Kotaku investigates further here. At EG, we try to credit when possible, but even we've had difficulty finding photo origins when we're writing. Have you been the victim of cosplay photography theft?
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