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World press photo challenged.

The World Press Photo of the year has been challenged.  For journalistic photos the question is: when does dodging, burning, cropping cross over the line from truth to art?


2 responses

  1. jellyfishmandala

    I scanned the article and looked at the photo, and I think the dude just did some HDR type stuff. In this case, I think it’s fussy to say he over-altered it. The tehniques (like HDR) are new tools that give us new ways to create an image. In my opinion, as long as he didn’t paste in new elements, he’s fine. Interestingly some governing body or person is quoted in this article saying HDR is not considered legitimate journalism. Whatever dude.

    May 17, 2013 at 2:53 am

  2. I must differ- it is a slippery slope from “enhancement” to altering-
    in a world where *everything* is photoshopped, I think journalists must not photoshop at all. if it has been shopped, it must be signed and denoted. if there is an atrocity, a death, a funeral of a man carrying his dead son down the street- JUST the facts, ma’am…NO burning dodging nor HDRing…leave that to Ansel Adams, and the painters…


    May 17, 2013 at 3:15 am

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