A Brief History of Photo Fakery

From darkroom to desktop.

1860s
Abraham Lincoln's head on John Calhoun's body

1970
An awkward fence post is removed from John Filo's Pulitzer-winning photo of the Kent State massacre before the image appears in Life, Time, and other publications

1982
National Geographic moves the Pyramids of Giza

1994
Art Wolfe's Migrations stirs controversy with wildlife photo illustrations

1994
Time magazine darkens O.J. Simpson's skin

2004
Outside relocates New York's skyline

2007
Men's Fitness loads Andy Roddick's guns

2009
Klavs Bo Christensen's over-cooked Haiti photos are disqualified from a Danish Picture of the Year contest

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