Leibovitz attacked for not photographing someone right

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Alex Ethridge
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Re: Leibovitz attacked for not photographing someone right

MHshooter wrote:

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/simone-biles-vogue-black-photographers- 125934287.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_15

Fans of once-in-a-lifetime gymnast Simone Biles are over the moon that Biles
is on the cover of the August issue of Vogue, but as for the actual photo,
not so much.

Several critics on Twitter (including New York Times national picture editor
Morrigan McCarthy) took shots at the dimly lit images of Biles inside and out
by famous photog Annie Leibovitz and suggested that Vogue should have used a
black photographer (and hire more black photographers in general), or at the
very least find someone who better understands black skin tones.

Has anyone compared the image as Leibovitz submitted it to the image on the cover? If not, all opinions on Leibovitz as a photographer (based on the cover image) are invalid.

As one who has had images published on glossy covers, I know first-hand how photo editors can make colossal blunders AND how they can get it right.

Famous Quote (paraphrased): "We're having a trial; what do we need evidence for?"

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