Fake for Real: The Photoshop Reporters

Van Mensvoort
December 29th 2007

Fake for Real: The photoshop reporters

When the former football star and actor OJ Simpson was arrested for the murder of his ex-wife and her friend, both Newsweek and Time Magazine used the police mug shot on their cover. The case was racially charged from the start, because both victims were white and the accused was black. Polls and surveys at the time indicated that public opinion on whether Simpson was the murderer was split along racial lines.
Time admitted it had intentionally darkened the Simpson photo and was forced to withdraw the manipulated cover. If Newsweek had not used the same image on its cover in the same week, the darkening on the Time cover would almost certainly not have been noticed. Although some still think he did it, Simpson was found "not guilty".

From our Fake for Real series.

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Posted 11/08/2008 – 14:06

Also Grammy award winning singer Beyoncé Knowles is supposed to have been whitewashed by l'Oreal. The company states: “Beyoncé Knowles has been a spokesperson for the L’Oréal Paris brand since 2001. We highly value our relationship with Ms. Knowles. It is categorically untrue that L’Oréal Paris altered Ms. Knowles’ features or skin-tone in the campaign for Feria’s hair color.”
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Posted 03/01/2008 – 15:02

Suspect enhancing. Sounds like the latest photoshop plugin.

Posted 29/12/2007 – 15:37

That's what I call "suspect enhancing"

Should men be able to give birth to children?

Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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