In response to the increasing ambiguity over acceptable levels of manipulation in photojournalism contests, World Press Photo commissioned a report entitled “The Integrity of the Image: Current practices and accepted standards relating to the manipulation of still images in photojournalism and documentary photography.” It’s 20 pages long, so here’s the tl;dr:
What is current practice, and what are the accepted standards internationally, when it comes to the manipulation of still images in photojournalism? Earlier this year, the World Press Photo Academy commissioned Dr. David Campbell to conduct research on “The Integrity of the Image”, and to assess contemporary industry standards worldwide. The report of his findings is now available.
Every digital image must be touched by software before you see it. But when each pixel is affected, who decides what is true?
The picture is gut-wrenching. It also tells the story. That’s why we chose to run it
Feminists in France are demanding that a statue based on Alfred Eisenstaedt‘s iconic ‘VJ-day in Times Square’ photo be taken down. They say that the original image it was based on is one that portrays sexual assault.
Its unusual composition and the fact that the militants’ silhouettes seem out of proportion to other elements led some AFP clients to call the agency to check it was real. Of course, it was.