Award-Winning Sports Photo Disqualified For Crappy Photoshopping
Whose arm isn't all weird like that?
This photo taken by The Washington Post's Tracy Woodward was given an Award of Excellence in the 2013 White House News Photographers Association's 'Eyes of History' photo contest. It's pretty great, right?
There's only one problem. Look how weird the edge of the wrestler's arm looks.
I wonder why his arm has all that weird... IT'S BECAUSE A MAN WAS ERASED FROM HISTORY. (Or at least this photo.)
Altering photographs for the contest was expressly prohibited. The Post released the following statement:
Once Post editors saw that it had been altered from what had originally been published in The Post, we withdrew the photo from consideration. The Post's ethics policy prohibits the manipulation of photographs, and we have taken action in accordance with that policy.