Comments on: Iconic Obama poster based on Reuters photo — or was it? http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/15/iconic-obama-poster-based-on-reuters-photo/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: weddingreporter http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/15/iconic-obama-poster-based-on-reuters-photo/comment-page-1/#comment-345606 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 10:29:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12435#comment-345606 Ok so this no different from all the iconic portrait from Andy Warhol… although I am surprised no law suit was filed!

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By: Eugene Choy http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/15/iconic-obama-poster-based-on-reuters-photo/comment-page-1/#comment-338003 Sat, 09 May 2009 17:08:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12435#comment-338003 Presenting a photography image in a different media creates an iconic image. It’s amazing how the art media has slowly joined the digital imaging edge.

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By: jeremy roberts http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/15/iconic-obama-poster-based-on-reuters-photo/comment-page-1/#comment-337471 Mon, 02 Feb 2009 19:12:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12435#comment-337471 super touch has a good article to read:http://www.supertouchart.com/2009/0 2/02/editorial-the-medium-is-the-message -shepard-fairey-and-the-art-of-appropria tion/

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By: Sick of Frauds http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/15/iconic-obama-poster-based-on-reuters-photo/comment-page-1/#comment-337401 Wed, 21 Jan 2009 14:19:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12435#comment-337401 It appears that Fairey has done it again (and again and again). Take somebody else’s photo, slap some Photoshop filters on it, and call it his own art. Whether it’s theft, plagiarism, copyright infringement, fraud or all of those things, it’s not the first time Fairey has done this. The only thing about this that irritates me more, I guess, is all the people who say this sort of thing is no big deal, especially if the photographer, Jim Young, isn’t making a stink about it.

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By: Nathan L http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/15/iconic-obama-poster-based-on-reuters-photo/comment-page-1/#comment-337399 Wed, 21 Jan 2009 11:45:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12435#comment-337399 Here’s a more likely candidate,http://obama-mccain.info/index -obama-mccain.phpand a comparison I did here,http://amble-on.blogspot.com/2009/0 1/mystery-behind-obama-hope-poster.html

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By: R http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/15/iconic-obama-poster-based-on-reuters-photo/comment-page-1/#comment-337397 Wed, 21 Jan 2009 09:55:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12435#comment-337397 Maybe the media will look more closely at Shepard Fairey and the Obama art “phenomenon” now. Bloggers are picking up on this before you guys do. A full investigation should be done to see how exactly “donations” were spent, who if anyone made a profit off of it, if the campaign funded it. It does not matter if the photographer is ok with it or if the work is free for everyone to use. The point is that Shepard Fairey took it without knowing, without caring, just as he has done with Rene Mederos and others.http://www.myartspace.com/blog/20 09/01/obama-art-phenomenon-selling-hope. htmlhttp://www.myartspace.com/blog/2008/ 11/intentions-of-shepard-fairey-should-b e.htmlhttp://www.myartspace.com/blog/200 8/09/obamas-obedient-artist-is-shepard.h tml

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By: Sage Ross http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/15/iconic-obama-poster-based-on-reuters-photo/comment-page-1/#comment-337390 Tue, 20 Jan 2009 21:20:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12435#comment-337390 It looks like the Jim Young photo may not actually have been the one the poster was based on. See:http://www.flickr.com/photos/2510550 5@N07/3212113517/for an alternative that looks like a better match.

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By: John G. http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/15/iconic-obama-poster-based-on-reuters-photo/comment-page-1/#comment-337364 Sun, 18 Jan 2009 03:36:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12435#comment-337364 I like the poster very much, but read this linked article to learn how Fairey is making a career out of directly plagarizing other’s work and not crediting them. This is absolutely copyright infringement if the original works are still under copyright. He can’t claim ingnorance anymore, saying he just took the Obama image off of a Google search.http://www.art-for-a-change.com/O bey/index.htm

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By: Ron http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/15/iconic-obama-poster-based-on-reuters-photo/comment-page-1/#comment-337362 Sun, 18 Jan 2009 02:30:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12435#comment-337362 I think it’s a feather in Young’s cap to have taken the original photo. Is Fairey’s poster our generation’s equivalent of the famous photo after WWII of the young soldier and a young woman kissing in the streets?

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By: Maheru79 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/01/15/iconic-obama-poster-based-on-reuters-photo/comment-page-1/#comment-337354 Sat, 17 Jan 2009 10:43:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=12435#comment-337354 As copying images from the internet is very easy today, it’s difficult to deal with the copyright issues and rather impossible to prevent one from copying or downloading the images once they are out on the net. I think Fairey didn’t even think that the image he doctored could be an icon like this. And I agree with the confession Fairey made, honestly, from where the image he copied and credited Young, even though Young hadn’t even known that it was his picture. The most important thing for me personally is now we have an iconic photo of Obama that has been popular and officially documented into the National Portrait Gallery. If Fairey got any money for it, he has to share it with Young…otherwise just be happy to donate the picture to the gallery.

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