LA Times fires photojournalist for photoshopping...

Rohit Khare Rohit at ics.uci.edu
Thu Apr 3 13:37:39 PST 2003


from BONG, a fine list --
                http://newsgorilla.blogspot.com


> SOMEBODY THOUGHT THOSE TWO GUYS IN THE BACK AND THE ONE ON THE LEFT
> LOOKED A LITTLE TOO MUCH LIKE JERRY GARCIA. The L.A. Times (well,
> SOMEBODY has to be serious in Los Angeles!) published this correction:
>    "On Monday, March 31, the Los Angeles Times published a front-page
> photograph that had been altered in violation of Times policy.
>    "The primary subject of the photo was a British soldier directing
> Iraqi civilians to take cover from Iraqi fire on the outskirts of 
> Basra.
> After publication, it was noticed that several civilians in the
> background appear twice. The photographer, Brian Walski, reached by
> telephone in southern Iraq, acknowledged that he had used his computer
> to combine elements of two photographs, taken moments apart, in order 
> to
> improve the composition.
>    "Times policy forbids altering the content of news photographs.
> Because of the violation, Walski, a Times photographer since 1998, has
> been dismissed from the staff."
>    See the photos here or at
> <http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/showcase/la-ednote_blurb.blurb>



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