Copyright of early hang gliding photos
Most of the images on the early hang gliding pages are my artistic derivations of contemporary photos by a small number of photographers. Their efforts and skill at using film cameras in the second half of the 20th century averted the risk of this history being solely one of hearsay, text, and drawings.
However, those photographs do not belong to me…
Using a hand-held camera, I photographed the pages of the printed publications in which the photos appear. (I have a tripod and even a flat-bed scanner, but I used neither.) I then added an effect that makes the resulting images look as though they are printed on textured material, which to some extent they were.
I obtained permission to use photos that appear in the broadsheet hang gliding and powered ultralight periodical Glider Rider from the copyright holders; the publishers of the later Ultralight Flying! which became Light Sport and Ultralight Flying magazine. I annotate all such photos accordingly. I do not use the textured effect on those photos.
Glider Rider team in January 1981:
- Production manager Ruth Ann Smith
- Circulation manager Caryl Syjut
- Editor Buzz Chalmers
- Art director Michael Morgan
- Managing editor Ellie Bost
- Publisher Tracy H. Knauss
In addition, I used to provide a link to the Ultralight Flying! magazine web site (and, from September 2006, to the Light Sport and Ultralight Flying web site) from each page containing a photo from Glider Rider. However, after the cessation of that magazine in 2016, that web site no longer exists, so I deleted those links.
Hugh Morton of Grandfather Mountain was a life-long photographer whose subjects spanned a range of interests. His photos are being cataloged and digitized at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill library.
See Hugh Morton’s photos (related topics menu).
Their copyright statements are as follows:
Usage Rights Copyright North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library. The images in this collection are made available for use in research, private study, and teaching. Prior permission from the North Carolina Collection is required for any commercial use.
— Sample page: Cyndee Lewis Moore, first female Raven
[Identification of item], in the Hugh Morton Photographs and Films #P0081, copyright [or copyright symbol] FILL IN, year image was made [when known], North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library.
— From here
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