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Famous examples of digitally manipulated photos (a.k.a. doctored photos)

March 2003: During Gulf War II, the Los Angeles Times ran the photo on top on its front page on March 31. It was a composite of the two lower photos. Photographer Brian Walski was dismissed two days later. See LAT editor's note that ran April 2.

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June 1994: Newsweek's straight photo and a Time "photo illustration" (see editor's note following issue)

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December 1997: Newsweek gives Mama McCaughey a tooth job.

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May 1970: Pulitzer Prize-winning photo by John Filo shows Mary Ann Vecchio screaming as she kneels over the body of student Jeffrey Miller at Kent State University on May 4, 1970 -- after being fired upon by National Guardsmen.
Valley Daily News, 1970 (bottom)
Life Magazine, May 1995 (top)

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February 1982: The pyramids were moved closer together to accommodate this vertical National Geographic cover.

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Nov. 2000: Bill Clinton and Fidel Castro did meet in New York, but no photographer was present. So the Daily News just faked this photo.

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February 2003: Saddam Hussein and George W. Bush did not debate, but appeared to in this cover shot.

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August 26, 1989: TV Guide pastes Oprah's head onto Ann Margaret's body

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Below: University of Wisconsin-Madison doctors photo to show "diversity"
Photo of black student inserted onto admissions bulletin. The descriptions below are taken from a story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (read story).
 

In an effort to show what a diverse campus UW-Madison is, UW officials doctored a photo that appears on the cover of the Wisconsin 2001-'02 admissions application to include a black student in it.

The original photo shows Badger football fans cheering during a football game at Camp Randall Stadium.

(Photos: UW-Madison News & Public Affairs)

This photo of Diallo Shabazz was added to the cover of the admissions application. Shabazz was originally with ethnic minority students meeting each other at the PLAYFAIR icebreaker activity for new students during Wisconsin Welcome, a University of Wisconsin orientation activity. The photo was reversed to make it work within the context of the other photo.


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