Redbook's Photoshop Chop-Shop

The Blog came across this during its usual meanderings across the Internets: The Web site Jezebel got ahold of the original photo from this month's Redbook cover shoot ... and noticed a few, shall we say, oddities. It seems the Redbook editors decided that country music star Faith Hill might attract more readers if she were just a tad thinner. And not so wrinkly. And boney. And, for kicks, they added an arm. You can compare the photos for yourself by clicking the image above or head on over to Jezebel for an even larger version.

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Blogger Tory Hargro said...


Friday, July 27, 2007 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous martin gee said...

there's a discussion going on over at visual editors.

i'm kinda troubled that some are defending this. perhaps not defend, but letting it slide. um, hello... it's unethical and it hurts newspapers too.

most people view newspapers, magazines and tv as "the media." it affects us all. redbook got caught and got called out.

a quote from a great ajr article:
"Writing for the New York Times in 1990, acclaimed photo critic Andy Grundberg predicted, "In the future, readers of newspapers and magazines will probably view news pictures more as illustrations than as reportage, since they will be aware that they can no longer distinguish between a genuine image and one that has been manipulated." History has given weight to his prophecy as photo managers search for answers."


Saturday, July 28, 2007 3:22:00 AM  

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