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Dastardly Darkroom Deeds
"Ralph the llama is a photography fan. Being an honest llama he was shocked to find out that some famous photos are not always entirely accurate! How much do you know about a few famous photos which have been the subject of some dastardly darkroom deeds?"
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In 1994, an altered photo on the cover of "Time" magazine was quickly detected since an undoctored copy of the same photo appeared on the cover of "Newsweek" magazine at the same time. Who was the subject of the photo?
In 2001, one famous fake photo was circulated involving a tourist on the observation deck of a World Trade Center building in New York City. What was 'shopped' into this 9/11-themed picture to make it particularly infamous?
The Statue of Liberty...on the mainland
The other World Trade Center tower...in the wrong spot
In 2003, the famous album cover of The Beatles' "Abbey Road" was altered, so as to remove the cigarette from Paul McCartney's hand. Who took this action and why?
Apple Records, as they thought it would damage the image of The Beatles
Paul McCartney, as he wanted it to symbolise his quitting smoking
U.S. poster companies, so as to not encourage smoking
The family of George Harrison, who had died of cancer just over a year before
A group photograph, taken to celebrate an agreement to redevelop part of the Tameside General Hospital in 2007, shows James Purnell, then the British government's Secretary of State for Culture, as the only man in the picture who wasn't wearing a tie. What else was remarkable about Mr. Purnell in that photograph?
He wasn't wearing trousers
He wasn't at the event
He was wearing a carnation in his buttonhole
He hadn't combed his hair
One of the most iconic images of the Vietnam War era was John Paul Filo's picture of the dead Kent State student, Jeffery Miller, with Mary Ann Vecchio kneeling beside with her arms stretched out in anguish. When the photo was published in "Life Magazine" how was it altered?
A pool of blood was added under Miller's body
Several campus buildings in the background were moved to the right to aid in the composition
A group of bystanders was removed from the photo to give the central image more impact
A metal fence post that seemed to be protruding from Mary Ann's head was airbrushed out
In 2003, Kate Winslet fell out with "GQ" magazine after a cover photograph was doctored in which way?
To show her pregnant
To show her as a llama
To show her in furs
To show her thinner and taller
Not all photographic trickery is intended to be deceptive - sometimes it is performed simply for entertainment. Of what genre was William 'Dad' Martin a master at the start of the 20th century?
Ralph was shocked to discover that even famous landmarks are not safe from dastardly deeds! Which ancient structure was meddled with to create a better fit for the cover of "National Geographic" in February, 1982?
The Great Wall of China
The Pyramids of Giza
For the 2005 release of the Rolling Stones album "Rarities, 1971-2003", one of the original band members was digitally removed from the cover shot, a photo taken when he was still with the group. Who got erased?
At the end of 2002, the online news site of "National Geographic" reported that their biggest story of the year was related to a hoax photo. This photo, which circulated on the internet that year, featured an US Air Force helicopter and which sea creature?
Great white shark
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Compiled Jun 28 12