Thursday, August 17, 2006

Adnan Hajj photo manipulation

I missed this one in my return from Europe, however it is an interesting piece and really tries to define the border between carefully enhanced photojournalism and photo manipulation. Hajj's manipulation was so bad that it was easily spotted. BBC Newsnight picked up on the story with this broadcast.Reuters has responded by withdrawing all 920 photographs by the freelancer from it's database and issued the following statement. Photomanipulation is nothing new and has been around for a long time in tabloids, but has been carefully monitored in respectable jounalism. It is a fine line between enhancement and manipulation and a delicate balance.

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