Date and time: June 20 – August 2, 2015
Venue: 614 Courtlandt Avenue (@ 151st St.) Bronx, New York 10451
A new exhibition at the Bronx Documentary Centre in New York, called Altered Images: 150 Years of Posed and Manipulated Documentary Photography, draws attention to the long history of manipulation and misrepresentation in photography.
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Adnan Hajj was found to have used Photoshop to clone and darken the smoke in this 2006 photo of Beirut to exaggerate the bombing damage. This photo was distributed throughout the media before the manipulation was caught by a blogger. Reuters news agency, which worked with the freelance photographer, immediately fired him. Reuters then withdrew all 920 photographs by Hajj from its database after it was discovered that he had manipulated a second photo.