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Entire internet credits HCB for taking great pic while actually dead
Old 03-29-2013   #1
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Entire internet credits HCB for taking great pic while actually dead

Spare a thought for Lithuanian-born photographer Andrej Vasilenko, whose 2007 photo of a girl on a beach has been mis-attributed to HCB by many internet sites - including Google searches. Vasilenko has been having difficulty in correcting the error - I tried Google image search while writing this and got 'best guess Henri Cartier-Bresson'.

In an article in The Register, they note '...if you look closely, you can see that the girl is wearing very modern trainers, and standing beside an equally modern backpack.'

Vasilenko is reported to be flattered by the comparison, but less happy that his work is consistently credited to someone else - even if that someone else is HCB.

Bottom line is, you cannot rely on metadata as the sole measure to identify your photographs on the web. A copyright notice watermark is a more durable option, although it can still be retouched out and the photo republished. If you're American, you have the additional protection of registering your image with the Library of Congress - for a fee. More info here.
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like the bootnote with the article.
Thought if its on the internet it must be true?
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It's not exactly an astounding image regardless. I wonder how it came to be associated with HCB?
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It's not exactly an astounding image regardless. I wonder how it came to be associated with HCB?
Because when you take off the adulation filter you can see the resemblance to some, repeat,some of HCB(God)'s work.
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people will believe anything nowadays. not surprising.
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Where does one get an adulation filter -- I could use on in Rollei Bayonet 1 size, if anyone has one to offer.
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It's a great image , I don't think HCB would be embarrassed by it .

I agree with the suggestion on another thread that maybe the 'misattribution' is intentional. Wouldn't we all love to protest being misidentified in this way?

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"Entire internet credits HCB for taking great pic while actually dead"

Great Picture?

And, you expect more from the interwebbies?

The web is the "primary source" for BS today. It follows Sturgeon's law..

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Is it necessary to point out that you are also on the Internet?
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... you would have thought the ballistic-nylon bag and the training shoes would have alerted anyone who thought about it
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reminds about some flickerati group rating HCB's famous photo, posted anonymous, as something average anyone could do...
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reminds about some flickerati group rating HCB's famous photo, posted anonymous, as something average anyone could do...
Yeah, a great one...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrerabelo/70458366/
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Modern bag, modern trainers. Just shows no one really studies a photograph now-a-days. We're in too much of a hurry up society.
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I'm not sure about this story at all, seems to me like an attempt to create something to go viral, which it seems to have.
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Hmm...
Shouldn't the girl get some of the credits too?
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