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Beyonce bans pro photographers from world tour

Posted By CAROLINE LEE, UPI.com   |   April 30, 2013 at 3:15 PM   |   Comments

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April 30 (UPI) -- Beyonce Knowles was People Magazine's 2012 world's most beautiful woman, and despite unflattering photos that surfaced after her Super Bowl performance, she'd like to keep it that way.

Poynter reported that the artist won't allow publications to send their own photographers to her concerts, and instead provided a set of pre-approved images.

Photography blog Fstoppers said that the megastar's tour guidelines for photographers stated, "There are no photo credentials for this show."

The no-access policy is likely a result of the photos BuzzFeed posted of Knowles on its website -- some unflattering -- and then denied a request from her publicist to take them down.

The star is not the only artist to hold stipulations on photography. Lady Gaga has insisted on copyright from photographers at her shows. Her publicist said that the request "often comes from artists who've been stuck having to pay a ton for a shot they want for a box set, merch, etc."

The Killers forbade outside photographers this year as well, which led photographer Debbie Hickey to include a photo of Lego sculptures of the band with Irish music site GoldenPlec's review of their concert.

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