October 17, 2009

Doctored Photos

Here's an interesting Time article about doctored photos starting with an example from the Brady Collection.

A while back, Blake found and interesting example of photo doctoring on Footnote.

Here's a picture of Omaha beach after the D-day invasions, scanned from a mounted card in NARA's image collection:
Page 44; Black and White and Color Photographs of U.S. Air Force and Predecessor Agencies...

The planes at the top add to the excitement, but it looks like they were added to the picture. Here's what appears to be the same picture, but without the planes flying overhead:
D-Day Omaha Beach June 1944.jpg

Update [Oct 21, 2009]: The New York Times is running a seven part series by Errol Morris exploring the manipulation of photos.

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