Posts Tagged ‘controversy’

Feds Investigating Incident of US Marshal Smashing Cell Phone Camera

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Yesterday we shared a startling video in which a woman who was pointing her smartphone camera at a group of law enforcement officers had the device snatched from her hand, smashed against the ground, and then kicked back at her. It turns out the man who did it is a deputy U.S. marshal, and the U.S. Marshals Service says it’s now investigating the incident.
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Philip Bloom Accused of Domestic Violence, Dropped by Kessler Crane

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Accusations of domestic violence have emerged against British filmmaker Philip Bloom, who’s well known in the world of DSLR filmmaking. As a result, Kessler Crane, which has previously sold Bloom-branded equipment, announced yesterday that it will be ending its business relationship with the filmmaker.
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Photographer Trades Open Letters with the Band Garbage Over Free Photo Request

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The photography and music worlds are at odds in a dispute between a music photographer and a popular band. Photographer Pat Pope was miffed by a request from the band to include his photos in an upcoming book without any payment, while the band Garbage argues that they’ve already paid Pope for his work, and that they were simply giving him a chance to have his work represented in the publication.
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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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