Altered Photographs: Kent State Massacre.

In May 1995, Life Magazine unwittingly ran an altered photo by John Filo showing Mary Ann Vecchio screaming as she kneels over the body of Jeffrey Miller who was shot by National Guardsmen on May 4, 1970 at Kent State [wiki].

See if you can find the difference: | More altered photos at Wired

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It's amusing to read the disparaging remark by Denita TwoDragons, describing the alteration as a "'shop job". At the time, photographic alteration was not done by digital manipulation, but by X-acto knife, airbrush and darkroom tricks. While the fencepost removal is not even as smooth as contemporary methods could produce, such manipulation was not a trivial matter of a few mouse clicks.
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Man, big freaking deal, someone removed a pole that looked like it was sticking out of the woman's head. I suppose the photo is more famous now for the pole-removal than the massacre aftermath it captured. Stupid.
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Why the heck would they do that, anyways? And who got their five year old kid to do the work...?

(C'mon, you have to admit that's a sucky 'shop job, y'all. I can see where they did the editing!)

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