Link: Photo debunking accounts spring up to call out viral fakes on Twitter | Poynter.
PicPedant is part of a small cadre of photo debunker accounts that provide a counterpoint to the viral photo feeds that offer an inaccurate, and infringed, view of the world.
Link: Digitally Altered Images Disqualified From World Press Finalists | NPPA
“There is a first round where basically all we do is get the crap out,” Glaviano told News Photographer magazine today. “Then in the second round of judging, we pick out what’s going to go into the final judging. Before the final round of judging, the photographs are examined in the RAW files. Then after the RAW files are examined and pictures are disqualified, the pictures that remain are the final ones for the final round of judging.”
Link: The World’s Best (Unaltered) Photos
The announcement of Mr. Stanmeyer’s win was overshadowed by the disclosure that more than nine percent of the finalists’ images were disqualified because of removing information in post-processing
Link: PDNPulse » Photographer Fired by AP Says Decision Was Fair, But Process Wasn’t
I do accept to break up the working relationship between them and me if I broke the rules, but the public punishment seems more like an exhibit of power in order to protect its own interests.
Link: Ethics Matters » Confluence of ethics matters
My question is this – if the photos are works of fantasy, why should we believe the words? If we can’t believe the photos of Lena Dunham why should we believe the story that accompanies them? If the words are expected to be accurate, shouldn’t the photos be accurate also?
Link: Truth and Consequences for a War Photographer
During an interview yesterday, he was apologetic but not defensive. “I made a horrible mistake and I accept full responsibility for it,” he said. “I’m ashamed about that, but I’m not ashamed about doing what I believe is my duty: showing the suffering of the Syrian people caused by the war.”
Link: Thou shalt not lie | Thoughts of a Bohemian
What we cannot stand is the act of deception. The perceived impression that someone is deliberately lying to us and trying to deceive us. It is not tolerable in real life, even less in photojournalism.
Link: PDNPulse » HuffPost Ignoring PhotoJ Credits For Images of Kiev Clashes
Show some respect, HuffPost UK, while you count your clicks.
Link: AP sacks Pulitzer winning photog. Zero tolerance or zero intelligence? | duckrabbit blog
“I took the wrong decision when I removed the camera … I feel ashamed about that,” he said. “You can go through my archives and you can find that this is a single case that happened probably at one very stressed moment, at one very difficult situation, but yeah, it happened to me, so I have to assume the consequences.”