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How World Press Photo Catches Image Manipulators

June 9, 2015

By Greg Scoblete


Hany Farid (cowering) and Kevin Conner (brandishing fork) co-founded Fourandsix Technologies to create software to detect image manipulation. This image was not manipulated using software—only perspective.

When World Press Photo (WPP) disqualified 8 percent of its finalists’ photos in 2014 for image manipulation, emotions ran high. Gary Knight, the jury chair at the time, told The New York Times he felt “real horror and considerable pain” that so many images had to be rejected. This year, the number of disqualified images soared to 22 percent—more than...

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