Paul Hansen, The Story of a Story

On an annual basis, World Press Photo has collaborated with the year winner to create a unique production that highlights the winner and his or her work to create a comprehensive picture of the photographer as a whole. This growing collection of productions provides insight into the life and work of the world’s top photographers. Featuring: 2013: Paul Hansen, The Story of a Story

World Press Photo controversy: Objectivity, manipulation and the search for truth

There's nothing worse for a photojournalist than to have his or her integrity questioned. As the most recent debate about Paul Hansen's winning World Press Photo image has shown, rumours, speculation and misinformation travels far quicker than the truth.

Beyond the attacks leveraged against Paul Hansen's winning World Press Photo, the recent controversy over image toning is symptomatic of the current state of photojournalism and its place in a society that has learned not to trust what it sees. Photojournalists, photography directors and post-producers speak to Olivier Laurent, and ask whether objectivity in photojournalism is actually attainable

No Sense of Irony In Hansen "Fake" Journalism Accusation | PDNPulse

Let’s review: On Monday Paul Hansen, a veteran photojournalist and two-time newspaper photographer of the year award winner was accused of “faking” his World Press Photo award winning image. An analysis by independent experts recruited by the World Press

ExtremeTech also “updated” their blog post with a link to the WPP statement and the counterargument by Krawetz, but their headline remains: “How the 2013 World Press Photo of the Year was faked with Photoshop.”

Hansen's World Press Winning Photo Not Fake... Just Unbelievable - Reading The Pictures

Based on detailed scientific analysis, it has finally been established that a photo doesn't have to be fake to be incredible on its face.

This wave of drama over Paul Hansen’s World Press winning photo would never have happened if the photo wasn’t processed to the extent to make almost anyone question — the second time in the past couple months — whether it might not be real


“We have reviewed the RAW image, as supplied by World Press Photo, and the resulting published JPEG image. It is clear that the published photo was retouched with respect to both global and local color and tone. Beyond this, however, we find no evidence of significant photo manipulation or compositing. Furthermore, the analysis purporting photo manipulation is deeply flawed, as described briefly below.”

New Forensic Claim That World Press Winning Picture Is A Composite

Dr. Neal Krawetz of Hacker Factor Solutions specializes in non-classical computer forensics, online profiling and computer security. On Sunday he wrote a blog post titled “Unbelievable” that claims the World Press Photo Award winning image taken by Paul Hansen is significantly altered

Photojournalism And Post-Processing: Should Contest Images Be The Actual Published Picture?

In the days following the announcement of the World Press Photo of the Year there's been quite a discussion going on in cyberspace about post-processing of news images, and how far is too far given the ethics of reportage and today's digital photography.

But the Twitter link that really caught my attention this morning one to a Flickr page by André Gunthert which shows Paul Hansen's photograph as it was published by his Swedish newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, on November 11, 2012, during the photograph's live news cycle. Gunthert has published a side-by-side comparison of the newspaper's original published image along with the one that earned top honors in World Press Photo's contest.

Paul Hansen Wins 2012 World Press Photo of the Year

"Anything we can do that can try to show the drama and massacres the Syrians are suffering is good.” Rodrigo Abd has been awarded the 1st Prize General News Single for his portrait of an injured woman in Syria. He speaks to BJP about the image and the difficulty he faced in reporting in Syria

Paul Hansen Wins POYi Newspaper Photographer Of The Year

Photographer Paul Hansen from the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter achieved premier honors as the 2012 Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the 70th annual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition on Saturday in Columbia.

When the Swiss photographers Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer took a six-month road trip across the United States for their portrait series “About Americans,” it was a journey through a foreign land. Sort of.

Paul Hansen of Sweden Wins POYi Newspaper Photographer of the Year

Photographer Paul Hansen, a staff photographer with the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, has won newspaper photographer of the year in the 67th annual Picture of the Year International competition at the Missouri School of Journalism. Second place went to Mads Nissen of Denmark, a staff photographer at the Danish daily Berlingske Tidende.  Denver Post staff photographer Craig Walker took third place. The winning portfolios were announced over the weekend.