Sneaker photography

I love Anna’s photos of sneakers. I especially like the last one, served up on lettuce. And someone else did too, enough to steal it from Instagram. These photos are copyrighted and all rights are reserved.

It is a copyright infringement to blatantly copy an artist’s work. I can’t believe they would actually do that. But they did, and recorded the act of copying Anna’s 24×36″ fine art print, pinned up in plain view as an exacting reference, and posted the video as an Instagram story.

“Take it down!” So they took down the infringing photo, but also removed her photo credit copyright management information on all of the work that is hers on this Instagram page – 16 photographs. – That is a blatant DMCA violation.


Ripe for stealing from Instagram, this lobster sneaker on lettuce photo appeared on 127 pages as a Depop shoe store’s logo for a few months, no permission granted.

Our family motto and web statement of rights — for anyone who fails to obtain  permission to use our photos is “Touch It If You Dare” (Toques si gaouses, motto of our ancestral town, Orthez, Lower Pyrenees, France.)

Anna Friemoth in Venice, Italy

ANNA FRIEMOTH in the exhibition PERSONAL STRUCTURES at the PALAZZO MORA in the context of the 57TH VENICE BIENNALE


Anna in Venice beside the future ahead of her, 1994 and 2017
MAY 13 – NOVEMBER 26, 2017
Open daily 10-6, closed Tuesday
European Cultural Centre
Strada Nova, 3659, 30121 Venezia, Italy

Anna Friemoth presents new photographs in the exhibition Personal Structures, held in the context of the 57th Venice Biennale. Anna’s series of self-portraits, titled Insight, is about the experience of piercing through the thoughts and actions of the human condition and finding an inner light. Insight was created especially for Personal Structures. The show is organized by the GAA Foundation and is on view at the Palazzo Mora in Venice, Italy until November 26, 2017.

European Cultural Centre PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders Exhibition page


Proud parents.