Hi Marni,
I'm sorry to hear this has happened. As much as we try to educate our clients, sometimes they do silly stuff.

Two things I'd do:

1. Do you have a written contract, or letter of agreement, or email, that says you require credit in any use of the artwork? If you do, then you might include that in your "revelation" to them that you notice these things, and it was part of the agreement. Even emails are agreements.

2. I like your idea of a professional letter to inform or educate them. It's a good approach for many solutions.
Emily Damstra's article "How Art/Design Competitions Exploit Artists - and what you can do about it"
(for the GNSI Journal and posted on the website (link below) might give you some ideas on how to create the verbiage of your letter. It covers a lot of situations, but it is an excellent read.  

I hope things work out for you,
(keep us posted)

Linda M. Feltner Artist LLC
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, President


On 6/13/18 10:50 AM, Bruce Bartrug wrote:
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On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 11:27 AM Marni Fylling <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi all.

I'm sure there are already a bunch of threads on this from years past, but I'm not sure how best to search.

A new, local blog used some of my photos (I was paid a nominal amount by the subjects of the feature) and didn't give me credit. I looked around the blog, and noticed that they don't give any photo credits. I'd like to write a short, friendly email to them suggesting they start giving credit for images. It is more professional, and shows their appreciation and respect for the artist's work and intellectual property; and that credit could provide new work for the artist.

Anything else that's important for me to include? 




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