Maybe I’m gonna sound turnt for saying this but there really needs to be a dialogue between young photographers about taking pictures of people without their consent. It’s 2014.
Don’t forget old photographers. Notably Bruce Gilden and his ilk.
Taking pictures without consent is the basis of street photography. Get rid of that and you might as well set up a Sears Portrait Studio.
However! Taking the pictures when you know full well that your subject doesn’t want you to and that shows in the photo as well is a different thing. It goes from documentation to being a rude, invasive asshole. That has to stop.
If you refuse to accept that you’re photographing people and not someone’s pet, you need to fuck off.