He admits it. Now, Datta grants TIME his first interview since the scandal broke.
He now confesses that there are other images from that project that were also altered using post-production techniques, and he says he also "appropriated photos" from colleagues like Daniele Volpe, Hazel Thompson and Raul Irani, and lied in order to conceal those actions
Where are the ethics and the boundaries when the media engagement is so passive, even acquiescent, and the product, so indistinguishable from propaganda that the insurgents feel they can have their way with the exposure?
William Gedney once said he was not “a social problem photographer.” Working in places like Appalachia and Northern California, he challenged preconceived notions to find enduring — and unexpected — images.