Tag Archives: Fauxtography



0savesSave BufferFirst I wanted to be a cowboy – now I want to be a journalist A tweeted photograph by a Swedish journalist has received 40K retweets and remarkably little analysis. Is placing your helmet on a child for a … Continue reading

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Not another doll!

BufferFauxtography returns to Gaza During the Second Lebanon War a new term entered the bloggers’ lexicon: fauxtography – a combination of faux meaning imitation or artificial  and photography. A close cousin to the video version AKA Pallywood, it took several recognisable … Continue reading

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Cartoon capers

Do it yourself viral cartoons There was something wrong about this cartoon and I don’t mean the blaming Israel and America for the failure of the Arab Spring. I’ve been a photographer and Photoshop artist for more than enough years … Continue reading

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All in the label

Relabeling Sabra & Shatila as Deir Yassin Today is the memorial Day for Israel’s Fallen Servicemen and Women. Tomorrow is Independence Day. A good reason to hobble a mislabeled libel gone viral. One persistent feature of Pallywood Fauxtography is the … Continue reading

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Palestinian Photoshoppery

A picture tells a 1,000 lies Can you spot the difference? The picture, on the left, of an Israeli soldier, apparently, threatening two children is doing the rounds of the Internet. It offended me, not only for the propaganda but for … Continue reading

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If I was a Hamas PR guru …

25 November 2012 … I would take lessons from the BBC If I was a Hamas public diplomacy guru, how would I direct the BBC to ‘position’ the war between Israel and Gaza? I would tell them to focus on … Continue reading

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The BBC is not convinced it is fake

12 September 2012 BBC sets the bar once again, lower In Rachel Corrie resources I pointed out that a well-known photograph of the late Ms. Corrie, a second  ISM activist who apparently miraculously escaped death, an IDF bulldozer and a house … Continue reading

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Rachel Corrie resources

29 August 2012 Photos can lie and liars do use photos After months in court, over 30 witnesses and 2000 pages of evidence all that would be said has been said. Those who don’t want to believe the evidence or … Continue reading

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Fauxtography 101

27 October 2011 Digging into the archives The death or injury of an innocent human being is dreadful whether caused by accident, carelessness or malevolence – whether by friend or foe. That still doesn’t justify taking archival images and presenting them … Continue reading

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