A PHOTOJOURNALIST WHO won third prize in the sports feature category of the prestigious World Press Photo competition was disqualified after it was discovered that one of his images was digitally manipulated.
The original image is above. The image that was deemed manipulated (part of the winning series) is at right. It is a severe crop of the original, changed to black and white, burned generously, with a tiny little bit PhotoShopped out of the image (click here to see where a foot was removed).
Should the entry have been disqualified? Is it acceptable to crop so much in photojournalism? Is it acceptable to change the image from color to black and white? Is the removal of such a small thing really an ethical issue?
6 months ago