The National Press Photographers Association is reporting that the Sacramento Bee has suspended photographer Bryan Patrick for digitally compositing two images into one. In a correction published on Wednesday evening, the publication also announced they are investigating the incident further.
In a story on the Poynter Institute’s site, NPPA President Sean Elliot referred to the incident as a “betrayal.” An apt description, no?
Manipulating images is bad, but in this incident the image … the image is of two birds.
Yeah, it’s a wildlife photograph from the Galt Winter Bird Festival.