Ordinarily, when a manipulated image makes its way into a news publication, the photographer or editor responsible for the ethical transgression is swiftly fired and shamed out of the industry. In this recent case involving the Citizen, a South African newspaper, a photographer was fired for writing publicly that the cover image was manipulated. Read that again. A news photographer has been fired for pointing out that his publication published a doctored photo.
Photographer fired for pointing out doctored news image on newspaper cover
The only think you have in the industry is your name. The moment your name gets tainted, your credibility gets shot. -Johann ‘Slang’ Hattingh, speaking
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