Posts Tagged ‘controversy’

Instagram Censors Photo of Fully Clothed Woman on Period, Causes Uproar

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Instagram sparked controversy this week after deleting this photograph of a woman lying on a bed with menstruation blood seen on her clothing and on her sheets. She’s now demanding to know why other more graphic or risqué photos are allowed on the service while images of a fully clothed woman on her period are not.
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Texas Lawmaker Receiving Death Threats for His Bill That Limits Photographing Cops

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Texas House of Representatives lawmaker Jason Villalba sparked quite a controversy earlier this month after proposing a bill that would make it illegal to photograph a police officer from within 25 feet. People were so angered by the idea that Villalba has received death threats from angry members of the public.
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Bloomberg Apologizes for Photoshopping Photo of Hillary Clinton

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Bloomberg Politics is apologizing for a bad Photoshop job after readers noticed that a promo photo shared by the publication featured a strange-looking shot of Hillary Clinton.
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That Painful World Press Photo Decision

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The tumult surrounding the World Press Photo awards for the last couple of weeks has been quite earth-shaking. An Italian photographer, who had been awarded for “Contemporary Issues” was, finally, disqualified for having mis-labelled where a picture was shot (not in the town of Charleroi which was listed on the entry but 30 miles away in Bruxelles.)
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Photographer Harassed Online After Using American Flag as Prop for Baby Photo

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Photographer Vanessa Hicks is fighting back today after being chastised and harassed online for using an American flag as a prop during a baby photo shoot. It was a simple Facebook share that has gotten quite a bit of national attention.
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NYT Says It Didn’t Crop Out Bush From Selma Photo

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This photo of President Obama leading a commemorative march in Selma, Alabama, was featured on the front page of the New York Times this past weekend. The event was attended by notable politicians from both sides of the aisle, including former president George W. Bush, who was also on the front line of the march. Times readers who noticed that Bush was notably absent from the photo began to criticize the paper, and soon news organizations began to report on this omission as well.

The Times is now saying that they did not crop Bush out of the photograph — he was simply left out by the photographer because he was standing in the sun and overexposed.
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A Frog Riding a Beetle: Is This a Real Wildlife Photo or a Bunch of BS?

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Photos of a frog riding a beetle have been flooding the Internet over the past month. Think it looks cute and adorable? Reactions to the series of photos have been split between blind praise and outrage over the authenticity of the photo-story and welfare of the subjects. So, did this scene really occur naturally as claimed? We don’t think so, and here’s why.
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World Press Photo Strips Giovanni Troilo of His First Prize Win for Misrepresenting Photo

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In a surprising turn of events, the World Press Photo organization has announced that it will be withdrawing the 1st prize award it had given photographer Giovanni Troilo for his Contemporary Issues series “The Dark Heart of Europe.” This comes one day after a new claim surfaced that accused Troilo of misrepresenting where a photo was shot.
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World Press Photo Reopens Investigation After New Accusation Emerges

Update: World Press Photo has decided to strip Troilo of his 1st place award.


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Things are getting messier and messier for World Press Photo. After investigating a 1st prize winner due to accusations of unethical staging, the prestigious contest defended the photographer this week and stood by its award decision (much to the dismay of many in the photojournalism industry).

There’s a new twist in the story, though: a new accusation is now being made against the photographer, causing WPP to reopen its investigation.
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World Press Photo And Its Credibility Issue

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“World Press Photo is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide.”

That’s what the “About The Foundation” page on the World Press Photo says. Now follow this timeline of recent events.
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