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For those who understand Italian, there is a discussion going on in Italy regarding Italian photographer Carlo Bevilacqua’s work and also ethics of photography in general.
It turned out that in Mr. Bevilacqua’s series “Eremiti del terzo millennio” (“Hermits of the Third Millennium”) there are photos that are heavily altered digitally (e.g. a horse with a man riding it was added from another picture) and such modifications weren’t declared openly.
The issue became public for the first time in 2012 when NYT’s Lens Blog published the work and was subsequently informed about the alterations (and then promptly informed their readers about it, adding that “If the editors had known how those images were produced, they would not have been published.”).
VII photographer Christopher Morris re-brought the issue up recently on his Facebook page, after Italian daily newspaper La Stampa published a press release regarding an exhibition opening – and the publishing of a book on the project – in the exhibition space of Parallelozero, the agency who syndicates this work of Mr. Bevilacqua’s.