All the News That’s Fit to Be Manipulated


ny-timesThe New York Times says it inadvertently published digitally manipulated photographs in the latest issue of its Sunday magazine. In an editors note Thursday, The Times acknowledged that Edgar Martins, a 32-year-old freelance photographer, digitally altered the photos. The shots have been removed from the newspaper’s Web site. Readers pointed out alterations to the photo essay, titled “Ruins of the Second Gilded Age.”

The Times says it confronted the photographer and found that “most of the images did not wholly reflect the reality they purported to show.”

The editors note says, “Had the editors known that the photographs had been digitally manipulated, they would not have published the picture essay.”

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