Thursday, October 28, 2010

Photo-Journalism Done Wrong


April 2003: This digital composite of a British soldier in Basra, gesturing to Iraqi civilians urging them to seek cover, appeared on the front page of the Los Angeles Times shortly after the U.S. led invasion of Iraq. Brian Walski, a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times and a 30-year veteran of the news business, was fired after his editors discovered that he had combined two of his photographs to "improve" the composition.

7 comments:

  1. See I don't even see the point in combining these. Getting fired too, harsh.

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  2. damn 30 years and he was let go cause of one thing...that must suck

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  3. The edited one does tell a better story, but it is unethical for the press to be doing that, true. =\

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  4. who knows he may have been doing this kind of stuff for awhile, gotta be hard to catch

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