Category: Ethics

The Disturbing True Story Behind the Iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ Photo

Tony Northrup recently decided to create a video celebrating photographer Steve McCurry’s most famous photo, the iconic “Afghan Girl” portrait featured on the cover of National Geographic. But upon researching the shot, Northrup learned the other, more disturbing side of the story that’s more hidden from public view.

Link:
https://petapixel.com/2019/02/28/the-disturbing-true-story-behind-the-iconic-afghan-girl-photo/

Computational Photography And Photographic Manipulation – Jonesblog

The last couple of years have seen attacks on the very definition of truth.  These attacks have been motivated by political positions as well as interference from other countries, but they are also enabled by technology.  Image manipulation has been done for as long as images have been created, going back to the very beginning of photography.

Link:
https://prometheus.med.utah.edu/~bwjones/2018/11/computational-photography-and-photographic-manipulation/