DEDICATED TO EXPOSING DISINFORMATION AND PROPAGANDA AND TO PROMOTING UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS - WITH SHARP ANALYSIS AND BLUNT COMMENTARY. NO ADS. NO TIP-JAR. JUST THE TRUTH.
"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."
Oh now that's just classic...LMAO. Fair play now isn't it?
The image shown here is an unauthorised and unlicensed plagiarism of my original, copyrighted photograph, which you can see herehttp://www.digital-photo.com.au/v/People/Street+Photography/Shoeshine_homeless_and_woman_client_MG_6348-27.jpg.htmlI am an Australian photographer, and the original photograph was a positive story on a man who down on his luck offers shoeshine service to make a living instead of begging. This is not a common sight and he may be the only street shoe shine service in the whole of this country.Sadly, some unscrupulous character altered this image to create the highly controversial plagiarism shown here. This anonymous coward went further and often kept my name and name of my website on the distributed image thus implying I have created this alternation. I have not. I have stressed on my website I have no interest or opinions on American politics or social issues. However, many people who assumed I was the author of the image have called me racist. I am not.This post is to distance my name from this plagiarism based on my original photograph and from the views it may portray. My preference would be that is image is not shown, as it indirectly legitimises plagiarism and without clear captioning and attribution does not distinguish between me as the author of the original photograph and the plagiarist. However, I accept due to social commentary you may want to keep displaying it. In which case I would like to ask you to caption the image using wording to the meaning “This image is an unauthorised alternation of original photograph by Ted Szukalski” linking the words “original photograph by Ted Szukalski” to http://www.digital-photo.com.au/v/People/Street+Photography/Shoeshine_homeless_and_woman_client_MG_6348-27.jpg.htmlRegards,Ted Szukalski
HAPPY TO COMPLY SORRY!
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