Sunday, August 13, 2006

fauxtography



Last week, Charles Johnson from the Little Green Footballs blog site, exposed a Reuters photo depicting clouds of smoke over buildings in Beirut as being altered. The photo, taken by photographer Adnan Hajj, who worked for Reuters since the early 90s, used the Photoshop clone tool to reproduce smoke, making the image seem more intense than it was in an attempt to influence public opinion. Reuters pulled the photos and fired Hajj.

Somehow, the image managed to pass through the hands of photo editors, yet was called into question by a one-man blogging operation. And the mainstream media look down on bloggers? Funny how bloggers are the ones revealing the real truth.

Bloggers have also called into question photos of the Qana attack with inconsistent time stamps from different photographers. Click for the full story.

1 Comments:

At 7:07 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

The whole thing is really disturbing. And that was not the only picture that was faked. In fact, that was the least important "faked" photo. Other photos, which include a guy pretending to be dead, are much more disturbing and there hasn't been any uproar about those.

 

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