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OUGD501 - Lecture 7 - Censorship and Truth

What has this got to do with notions of truth? Photography was a medium which captured the truth, if it was caught on camera it was real and there.

However nowadays there are forms of photo-manipulation which allows us to change the content of photographs. This allowed the opportunity to change the documentation of events in history and memories too.

In the modern day and age, photo manipulation can be used by many in their own homes thanks to software applications such as Photoshop and free alternatives.

San Francisco based ad agency used image manipulation in a form of Ad-busters campaign.

Kate Winslet photoshopped for a magazine cover to give her longer legs as an extension of the truth.

Here propaganda is described during the era of World War 2. The fact that an image communicates a notion of truth to an audience.

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