There are currently millions of photos of our favourite bands and artists on the internet that many of us like, share and comment on without really knowing anything about the photographer, or giving said person due credit if we use it without permission.
However, Taylor Swift, currently in the UK as part of her huge 1989 World Tour, having been criticized for sharing fan photos without credit in the past, has evidently taken notice of people's views and, after her sold out show in Manchester, re-posted a photo taken at the show from tumblr user thirteenlegohouses on her Instagram and Twitter.http://thirteenlegohouses.tumblr.com/post/122373873253/thirteenlegohouses-actual-madness
This also comes on the heels of an open letter to Swift, after her open letter to Apple pleading the case for starving artists prompted them to compensate the artists during the free three-month user trial. In the letter, a photographer specifically calls Swift out while exposing some questionable media expectations.
Miss Swift has always been one to appreciate her fans by, among other things, sending them Christmas presents and responding to their social media posts, so it's perhaps of little surprise to find she is now taking the thoughts of others into account when it comes to this matter.
Taylor has had an impressive week, what with taking on Apple and winning after they quickly backtracked on their original plan to not pay song-writers, artists and producers for use of their music on the soon-to-launch Apple Music service for the first three months. She is a leader for artist rights in an industry and at a time when such individuals and groups struggle to get the credit they deserve and, hopefully, she will as of now lead the way for other artists to credit fans for the images and memories they share from their shows.