Fake Photojournalism Wins Student Paris Photo Prize

French magazine Paris Match was the victim of a hoax when it was revealed that this year's winners of its Photojournalism Award had faked their images

Two French art students created a fake photoreportage, to win first prize at a one of France’s highest competitions. Ofer translated some of the students’ motivation from the Figaro article: “Speaking to Le Figaro, Guillaume Chauvin [one of the students] confided that they ‘wanted to enter the contest in order to show the codes used too often in photojournalism and to prove that something real could be translated into something staged.'” (more coverage here, and – if you are able to read French – here)

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