- Sex, Lies, and Photoshop: Jesse Epstein interviews retouchers and talks about, among other things, the French government’s desire to mandate the disclosure of image manipulation. [Via Marc Pawliger] Much related conversation ensues on The Online Photographer blog. This reminds me of a Kurt Vonnegut/Kilgore Trout story in which unrealistic body images pave the way to interplanetary conquest.
- The Danish Press Photography Union has excluded photojournalist Klavs Bo Christensen from the judging for this year’s Press Photo Awards due to excessive post-processing (in Danish*; here’s a machine-translated version.) Again T.O.P. features discussion. [Via Zalman Stern]
- Government in action:
- “Women in Israeli govt? Not if Photoshop can help,” reports the Seattle Times. [Via Margot Nack]
- AP Suspends Use of U.S. Army Photos Over Digital Alteration
* Does “råfiler” mean “raw files”? If so, cool. I’m always a fan of the “a with the little hat.”)