Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Photography lost its innocence many years ago.

There's a long tradition of manipulating photos for the media, and it goes back almost as far as the history of photography itself.

This nearly iconic portrait of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is a composite of Lincoln's head and the Southern politician John Calhoun's body.
Lots more examples here, including political enemies airbrushed out of photos by Joseph Stalin.

The way I quote myself works is not entirely understood.

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