I just wanted to show this ridiculous example of digital altered news photograph that just happened here in Brazil.
One of our main weekly news magazines simply erased two words from a sign. What make it even worse are the obvious political intentions of this act. They erased (and what a bad photoshop work, right?) the words “Fora Serra”, which means “Serra out” – Jose Serra is our state governor here in Sao Paulo. The photo was taken during a “Landless workers” rally who were protesting against our land concentration policies. Basically, the editors liked the photo, but they didn’t want it to be so hard on our governor… why bother finding another image, right?