AP Severs Ties with Photographer Narciso Contreras Over Photoshopped Image | PDNPulse

Associated Press (AP) has severed ties with freelance photographer Narciso Contreras for altering a news photograph he shot in Syria, the wire service has announced. Contreras was part of a team of AP photographers that shared the Pulitzer Prize last year

Contreras was part of a team of AP photographers that shared the Pulitzer Prize last year for coverage of the Syrian civil war

Beyond the Pulitzer Prizes, the realities of covering the Syrian civil war

Six staff and freelance photographers working for The Associated Press and Agence France-Presse have won this year's Pulitzer Prizes in photography for their work and commitment while covering the Syrian civil war. BJP speaks with Javier Manzano and Narciso Contreras about the realities of working in one of today's most dangerous conflicts

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But over and over again, one photographer in particular, a Mexican-born freelancer named Narciso Contreras, has managed to illuminate and distill the horrors of the signature battle of our time — the intractable Syrian civil war — more consistently than any of his often more-experienced peers.