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16:54 Apr 4, 2011
English to Danish translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Journalism
Additional field(s): Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)
English term or phrase: fauxtography
Definition from Wordnik:
(Internet) Misleading presentation of images for propagandistic or otherwise ulterior purposes, involving staging, deceptive modification, and/or the addition or omission of significant context.

Example sentence(s):
  • Snapped Shot speculates that the evidence suggests Shana may have been killed instead by recoil from an anti-tank weapon – ie, a friendly fire killing by Hamas -- and the car was set on fire to destroy the evidence of what had really happened. Is this yet another full-blown media 'fauxtography' scandal -- with Reuters once again in the manipulated frame?
  • Times Public Editor Calame ignores the impact of "fauxtography," including this Times photo of a dead man, later seen walking around Blog camera
  • 10 examples of Fauxtography that you should examine so that you realise that pictures do lie. Not a sheep
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5 +1Falske fotografier


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Falske fotografier

Definition from Artikel i Berlingske Tidende 18.06.2009 :
Bloggen Little Green Footballs har igennem flere år været ude efter iranerne for såkaldt fauxtography, som er det rafinerede homonym for falske fotografier.

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  • Bloggen Little Green Footballs har igennem flere år været ude efter iranerne for såkaldt fauxtography, som er det rafinerede homonym for falske fotografier. - Artikel i Berlingske Tidende 18.06.2009  
  • ”El País trækker et falsk billede af Chávez tilbage,” lød overskriften i en artikel, hvor avisen beklagede og undskyldte overfor læserne, fordi man ikke havde fået verificeret det pågældende billede. - Pressefotografforbundet  

Et falsk billede eller fotografi. Manipuleret.
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Yes  Jason Cochrane: The question is whether to use the English or Danish term, since either can be used depending on the audience, as the first example sentence illustrates.
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