Tongkhao

Tongkhao

Lives in BKK
Works as a Graphic Designer
Joined on Jul 9, 2009

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On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (166 comments in total)
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JacquesBalthazar: The element that was cloned out was an important piece of information. It was telling the viewer that there were more than one reporter at that precise location. That brings insight and questions about the "PR" logistics around the photographed incident : how did the reporters get there? Who brought them there? Why? Did the gun carrying person in the picture know he was moving in front of reporters? Did he place himself in that way at that location because he knew the press was there?

By cloning out the camera, the photographer wanted to avoid such questions being raised by the viewer. He wanted to suggest exclusive intimacy between him, the fighter and the war surrounding the scene. That is not a minor act, and Mr Contreras knows that full well. AP did the right thing.

On the other hand, If I was running a news agency, I would probably hire the talented Mr Contreras now, as he has certainly realised the risks of doctoring such images and wil never be tempted again.

Well explained.
Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 05:40 UTC
On Is the snapshot dead? post (70 comments in total)
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OneMoreComment: No printed photo, No photograph.

Yes, it's still photograph--to draw with light--whatever the medium.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 02:59 UTC
On Kiwi ~ The Perfect Fruit in the Nutrition challenge (2 comments in total)

I love it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2010 at 13:50 UTC as 1st comment
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