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DKNY apologises for using photos without permission

Published on Feb 26, 2013 8:28 AM

NEW YORK (AFP) - Donna Karan New York apologised on Monday for having displayed, without permission, portraits taken by a New York photographer in its Bangkok shop windows.

The fashion house also announced, in its statement, that it was donating US$25,000 (S$30,900) to a charity chosen by and in the name of the photographer, Brandon Stanton.

Stanton, who was alerted to the Bangkok display by a fan, wrote a post Monday morning on the Facebook page of his blog "Humans of New York," condemning the use of his photos without his authorization.

The photographer said that, several months ago, DKNY had offered him US$15,000 to buy 300 photos to display in their shop windows around the world, but that he refused, judging the offer insufficient.

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