segunda-feira, julho 27, 2009

um "artista" português

NEW YORK (CNN)

'All the news that's fit to print' the motto of The New York Times does not necessarily apply to photos.

The newspaper published an editor's note Thursday stating that pictures used in a photo essay in its most recent Sunday Magazine were digitally manipulated without the paper's knowledge.

The Times commissioned Portuguese photographer Edgar Martins to shoot a Sunday magazine color photo essay titled "Ruins of the Second Gilded Age" to capture physical evidence of the real estate bust that took place across the United States.

In the text that preceded the six photos that were published, the magazine stated that while the photographer "creates images with long exposures," he does so without digital manipulation.

"A reader ... discovered upon close examination that one of the pictures was digitally altered, apparently for aesthetic reasons," the Times editors wrote.

"Editors later confronted the photographer and determined that most of the images did not wholly reflect the reality they purported to show. Had the editors known that the photographs had been digitally manipulated, they would not have published the picture essay, which has been removed from the NYTimes.com," the note concluded.

Numerous attempts by CNN to reach Edgar Martins by phone and e-mail were unsuccessful.

The newspaper's decision to withdraw the photos left a publisher of Martins' book "Topologies" released in 2008, intrigued and surprised...

2 comentários:

onitsuaf disse...

mais sobre o caso e o spin* do autor, aqui: http://artephotographica.blogspot.com/2009/07/edgar-martins-e-nyt-desencontros.html

*spin: desculpas de mau pagador, ou dar o dito por não dito, ou controlo de danos, enfim, vocês percebem a ideia

fukujitso disse...

já encomendei o topologies....