GARY HERSHORN - phonytographer of the Year

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GARY HERSHORN - phonytographer of the Year

Unread postby simonshack on Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:06 pm

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GARY HERSHORN - 2011 Cluesforum phonytographer of the Year
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*************************************************************************************(photo by Gary Hershorn - REUTERS)

Ladies and gentlemen,

I have nominated Gary Hershorn to be the 2011 recipient of the prestigious "CLUESFORUM Phonytographer Of The Year" award. His contribution to the art of fake/doctored/bogus propaganda imagery has been outstanding and relentless.

Unfortunately, the Cluesforum administrators haven't yet been able to reach Mr. Hershorn for comments - but as we are able to do so, we will arrange to deliver his award in the occasion of our first visit to the new "9/11 National Memorial and Museum" at Ground Zero where we will hand him over the coveted Cluesforum prize, a "Kodak FUNSAVER" $4,99 disposable camera - with a capacity of as many as
27 REAL photographs!
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Here is a gallery of the remarkable and tireless work of REUTERS photographer (and photo editor) Gary Hershorn :

THE LAST SPACE SHUTTLE LAUNCH IN HISTORY (STS135)
Hershorn's REUTERS blog - a well-worth read: http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2011/07/ ... year-wait/
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(Gary Hershorn at the launch pad - REUTERS photo files)

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(photo by Gary Hershorn - REUTERS)

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(photo by Gary Hershorn - REUTERS)

9/11 FAMILIES MEMORIAL REUNION AT GROUND ZERO
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(photo by Gary Hershorn - REUTERS)

MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON - CAPTAIN SULLENBERGER'S LEGENDARY FLIGHT 1549
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(photo by Gary Hershorn - REUTERS) http://www.time.com/time/nation/article ... 95,00.html

WIKILEAKS AND LATINAMERICA
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(photo by Gary Hershorn - REUTERS) http://en.rian.ru/international_affairs ... 55588.html

THE BOSTON 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS
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(photo by Gary Hershorn - REUTERS) http://totallycoolpix.com/2011/07/indep ... -day-2011/
"Boston gets a nonreality show" http://articles.boston.com/2011-07-08/a ... et-footage


In the course of his long and eclectic career, Mr. Gary Hershorn has also displayed laudable bursts of courage and humanity - by selflessly taking the blame for scandals triggered by his less ethical-minded, fellow phonytographers colleagues. Here is a touching example of the braveness of REUTERS' Gary Hershorn:


GEORGE W. BUSH'S TOILET NOTE CONTROVERSY
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http://freedomeden.blogspot.com/2006/03 ... shots.html
"Don't blame the photographer. That's the message from Gary Hershorn, a picture editor for Reuters, about the photo yesterday that shows President George W. Bush writing an all-too-human note during a UN meeting."
...Hershorn, Reuters' news editor for pictures for the Americas, says he's responsible for zooming in on the note and deciding to transmit the photo to Reuters clients. He says Wilking didn't know what the note said when he shot the picture.


[color=#804040]***MERITS CONFERRED BY THE CLUESFORUM AWARDS JUDGES TO THE WORK OF GARY HERSHORN:***
The work and activity of of Gary Hershorn has been deemed exemplary by the CLUESFORUM phonytography panel, in that it allows all its Cluesforum members to significantly accelerate their investigations by simply typing "Gary Hershorn" into internet search engines to locate the most outrageous news image fakery committed by large criminal propaganda networks such as REUTERS, ASSOCIATED PRESS, ANSA - and the like. Mr Hershorn's outstanding reliability in providing relevant research material to the Cluesforum has shown to be an invaluable resource to expose the rampant media fakery of our times.

If you wish to chip in to allow us to reach the $4,99 budget needed to acquire the coveted Kodak prize for our 2011 phonytographer nominee Gary Hershorn, please submit click on the little DONATE button at the bottom of this page.
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Re: GARY HERSHORN - phonytographer of the Year

Unread postby nonhocapito on Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:22 pm

And he also covered the returning back home of the "miracle on the hudson"!

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43295849/ns ... ts-museum/

Maybe because he is an "image editor" (whatever that is) he puts in his signature on all sorts of things shoot by others or created with photshop, from sports events and hollywood glitter to worldwide news fakery drama? Or rather he is just a sim-reporter that can cover everything one damn pleases, like a Damian Grammaticas or a Goran Tomasevic...?
(sim-people are better in that they can never reached by phone...)

I wonder, why he claims to be a sports event photographer? What is a sports event guy doing in Florida covering shuttle launches?
http://www.thebaron.info/garyhershorn.html

Talking about "created with photshop", do you know that using "photoshop" as a verb is not allowed?

The Photoshop trademark must never be used as a common verb or as a noun. The Photoshop trademark should always be capitalized and should never be used in possessive form or as a slang term. It should be used as an adjective to describe the product and should never be used in abbreviated form. The following examples illustrate these rules:

Trademarks are not verbs.

Correct: The image was enhanced using Adobe® Photoshop® software.
Incorrect: The image was photoshopped.


http://www.adobe.com/misc/trade.html#section-4

bloody fakers? no image enhancers :lol:
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Re: GARY HERSHORN - phonytographer of the Year

Unread postby hoi.polloi on Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:06 pm

So I guess with that rule we can't say those fake photos were Hershorned? :/
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Re: GARY HERSHORN - phonytographer of the Year

Unread postby simonshack on Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:19 pm

hoi.polloi wrote:So I guess with that rule we can't say those fake photos were Hershorned? :/


Yes, now we can: due to the massive publicity Gary Hershorn will gain from clinching the Cluesforum Award , "Photoshopped" is soon going to be replaced in the slang dictionary by "Hershorned". :P
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Re: GARY HERSHORN - phonytographer of the Year

Unread postby Extremophile on Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:48 am

This topic is already on pagerank 6 when you google the name "gary hershorn" :)
I'm wondering what he will do now, because there are only limited options available: a) stay quiet and hope it goes away over time b) requesting to take the topic offline or c) go to court and sue for liabel or similar (if that's even possible).
Of course the last option isn't a real option for him.

http://blogs.reuters.com/blog/archives/2115
News photography and Photoshop - aug.8 2006

What we in the news photo community need to regulate is what tools are used for photojournalism and what are not.


:rolleyes: :lol:

Gary showing off his gadgets:


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55AzPSkoyDU


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnSwU1SCb6o
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