Wednesday
May152013

"World Press Photo of the Year was not a fake"

The Week, May 15, 2013

Dr Hany Farid, professor of computer science at Dartmouth College, and Kevin Connor, the CEO of the image authentication company Fourandsix Technologies, examined Hansen’s RAW file of Gaza Burial – the original unaltered copy of the image captured by the camera. They concluded that Hansen had applied a “fair amount of post-production, in the sense that some areas have been made lighter and others darker”. But Farid and Connor “ruled out” any suggestion the image was a composite. As a result, Gaza Burial has been reconfirmed as the 2013 World Press Photo of the Year.