Sunday, August 23, 2009

Faked Photographs: Look, and Then Look Again

Life magazine removed a post from behind kneeling Mary Vecchio's head in John Filo's Pulitzer-winning Kent State photo.

What a marvel the first photographic images must have been to their early-19th-century viewers — the crisp, unassailable reality of scenes and events, unfiltered by an artist’s paintbrush or point of view.

And what an opportunity for manipulation. It didn’t take long for schemers to discover that with a little skill and imagination, photographic realism could be used to create manufactured realities. [Click for MORE]
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