David Hurn

Thursday, 7 January 2016

“[I]n August of 2006, the Reuters news agency published a photograph showing the remnants of an Israeli bombing of a Lebanese town—an image that, in the week that followed, was revealed by hundreds of bloggers and nearly every major news organization to have been doctored with the addition of more smoke. The general response was one of outrage and anger: the photographer, Adnan Hajj, was accused of doctoring the image to exaggerate the impact of the Israeli shelling. Embarrassed, Reuters retracted the photograph and purged its archives of nearly 1,000 photographs contributed by Hajj.” Hany Farid • Still Searching