Monday, 5 March 2012

Photo Fakery!

I found this great article today about famous faked photographs – from Lincoln to Stalin, Hitler to Mussolini, photos could be “modified” long before photoshop! Hardly surprising perhaps from the dictators, but it’s incredibly interesting to see how past events were faked to get a “perfect” shot, for a variety of different reasons. Take the Grant picture: this was made up of three different photographs, and the Russian troops celebrating victory over the Nazis had to be free from looted goods.

This is a great selection of photos, although it’s slightly terrifying how easy it is to manipulate history…some of these photographs have only been altered slightly, but it’s still enough to send shivers down the spine…

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