World Press Photo Adds Rule About Photo Manipulation


General Photography

This just in via PDN’s blog: “Amsterdam-based World Press Photo has announced the call for entries for its 2010 contest, adding an interesting new rule: ‘The content of an image must not be altered. Only retouching which conforms to currently accepted standards in the industry is allowed. The jury is the ultimate arbiter of these standards and may at its discretion request the original, unretouched file as recorded by the camera or an untoned scan of the negative or slide.’ […] Now, the hard part: What does ‘Currently accepted standards’ mean?” Just like Daryl, I’d like to know, too!