World Press Photo Clears Prize Winning Image

The World Press Photo competition has submitted the files of Paul Hansen’s winning image to a forensic expert and have declared the image to be okay.

“We have reviewed the RAW image, as supplied by World Press Photo, and the resulting published JPEG image. It is clear that the published photo was retouched with respect to both global and local color and tone. Beyond this, however, we find no evidence of significant photo manipulation or compositing. Furthermore, the analysis purporting photo manipulation is deeply flawed, as described briefly below.”

So … was there someone on a grassy knoll with a reflector?

Mark E. Johnson

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