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View Diary: Cover for TIME Magazine's "Person of the Year" vs. Original Photograph. Note the Glaring Difference? (292 comments)

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  •  Removing the 99% is understandable - the (1+ / 0-)
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    questionable part of the image is the covering up of the woman's skin to imply she is wearing some form of conservative muslim clothing.

    •  Questionable? (1+ / 0-)
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      Answer: Artful.

      Otherwise, you are asking for an unretouched photo, no?

      What about my Daughter's future?

      by koNko on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 04:15:35 AM PST

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      •  It is possible to be artful in retouching (1+ / 0-)
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        without being dishonest. The image is dishonest. It is pure propaganda. But it does fit the intended message, that foreign protesters are fighting oppression, while Americans are trying to play protester.

        •  I'd say quite the opposite. (0+ / 0-)

          If the fact that something has been altered is immediately obvious and as artificial as this image is, then it's pretty clearly deliberate, no? I think we can agree this is the case even if we disagree on the motives, no? That is appropriation.

          On the other hand, a highly skillful retoucher is capable of true deception: modifications that would be virtually undetectable without comparison to source. That is deception.

          Artist's Statement.

          What about my Daughter's future?

          by koNko on Tue Dec 20, 2011 at 08:58:15 AM PST

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          •  Corrected Link (0+ / 0-)

            First one has duplicate http://

            Go here.

            Opening paragraph:

            I’m happy with this Time cover mostly because I’m proud to help acknowledge and amplify the influence of protest movements this year, especially Occupy Wall Street. Exposure leads to dialogue, and I’m glad that the issues Occupy is concerned with are finally being discussed.
            With the cover image I wanted to capture the dedication and spirit of defiance that any protester must possess in the face of arrest or worse.

            What about my Daughter's future?

            by koNko on Tue Dec 20, 2011 at 09:04:31 AM PST

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