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March 26, 2009

Retouched

Filed under: Photography — alexboerner @ 10:43 pm

I came across this opinion about the possible legislation in France regarding disclosure of retouched photos while visiting the David Byrne Journal.

“French public health officials are considering laws that would ban the promotion of eating disorders — including a requirement that magazines reveal the extent to which their images have been artificially retouched. It’s viewed as a public health issue because girls and boys (and men and women) are feeling increasingly ashamed of their bodies as they compare themselves to what they see all around them — images of bodies that are not real, that have been photoshopped, digitally airbrushed and heavily modified.”

1 Comment »

  1. Not only is this important in its own right, but there have been several examples in the press lately have shown some very poor jobs of “retouching”. Thanks for the reference.

    Jerry Boerner
    Southern California

    Comment by Gerald Boerner — January 3, 2010 @ 1:27 pm | Reply


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