Chinese Photo Hoax–Exposed!

I have read a lot of Rick Ridgeway’s stuff lately. In several of his books and related articles in National Geographic, he has written about his trips to the high Tibetan plateau, known as the Chang Tang. Several years ago, he made a return trip with photographers, Jimmy Chin and Galen Rowell (now deceased), and mountaineer, Conrad Anker. Part of their mission was to track the Chiru, a unique kind of antelope only found in that part of the world.

Of course, there is a long and sad political saga involving China and Tibet. I came across an interesting story in today’s Wall Street Journal. It involves manufacturing technology, the Chiru, Tibet, China, the environment, and photography; all subjects that I’m interested in.

Check out the photo at this link. The WSJ credits Xitek, for the watermarked image. I credit the WSJ. It is an interesting lesson in photography, ethics, and fraud. The article explains it all.

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  1. 1 Jimmy Chin « Life Adventures Trackback on 18 October 2010 at 11:29 pm

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