I've noticed that seemingly legitimate websites like AD and Dwell are featuring MANY homes using photo citations such as "Photos Courtesy of Coldwell Banker" or "Courtesy from listing on Trulia." One in particular from today (1/30/18) is this one.
These are full feature articles written by staff writers of prestigious magazines. Why can't do the work to look up and see who the photographer was? Never mind that they are potentially using them without proper permission. Is there any way for us to force these journalists to give credit where it's due?
My guess is that the writers are just not taking the time to find out who the photographer is because, for the most part, as long as the photos are from a currently active listing, they are licensed to the listing agent for use in selling the property and the article they are publishing can be considered marketing for the listing agent. But I agree, it certainly would be nice if they gave credit to the photographer!
I asked Dwell about this issue but they have not answered my email.