Kodak deletes Instagram photo by photographer who called out Chinese oppression of Uyghurs

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Kodak deletes Instagram photo by photographer who called out Chinese oppression of Uyghurs
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I know that dpreview likes to post news about photographers getting censored, attacked, etc. This is a good story for the dpreview front page. I am surprised it wasn't already put there.

Kodak Deletes Instagram Post After Photographer Called Xinjiang "Orwellian Dystopia"

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/21/world/asia/kodak-instagram-china.html

Kodak deletes Instagram post by photographer who called out Chinese oppression of Uyghurs

https://www.businessinsider.com/kodak-deletes-post-criticizing-chinese-uygher-oppression-2021-7?op=1

Kodak Deletes Instagram Photo After Pushback and Outrage in China

https://petapixel.com/2021/07/19/kodak-deletes-instagram-photo-after-pushback-and-outrage-in-china/

Eastman Kodak deleted an Instagram post featuring photos from the Xinjiang region of China, where western governments and media have criticized Beijing for human rights violations against the majority-Muslim Uyghur people.

According to The New York Times, the now-deleted Instagram post featured the work of the French photographer Patrick Wack who released numerous images on Kodak film about Xinjiang's "abrupt descent into an Orwellian dystopia" in the last half-decade.

The international community, especially western countries, has accused China of human rights violations against the Uyghur people by forcing them into re-education camps, forced labor, surveilling them, and even controlling birth rates.

At issue was a subtitle written by Patrick Wack, the photographer behind the controversial images, which called the region an "Orwellian nightmare."

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