June 20 – August 2 | BDC – Altered Images: 150 Years of Posed and Manipulated Documentary Photography

Altered Images: 150 Years of Posed and Manipulated Documentary Photography

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, June 20th, 6-9PM
Free and Open to the Public

ON VIEW
June 20 – August 2, 2015
Thursdays and Fridays 3-7PM
Saturdays and Sundays 1-5PM

Bronx Documentary Center – 614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, New York
bronxdoc.org

This exhibition will explore disputed images in photojournalism and documentary photography–photos that have been faked, posed and retouched. From the American Civil War to this year’s World Press Photo contest–in which judges disqualified 20% of the finalists–some photographers and editors have misled the public or made mistakes of judgement and execution. This groundbreaking exhibition examines many of the most prominent cases and shines a spotlight on acceptable documentary practice and ethical photojournalism.

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