Mar 20, 2006

Unflattering cover photo prompts New York Times correction

Written by Eamon Hickey

The New York Times web site has posted a correction for the cover photo from last Sunday’s Times Magazine.

The picture is a portrait of potential U.S. presidential candidate Mark Warner, done in an almost satirical fine-art style. It distorts the colors of Warner’s outfit, making him appear to be wearing a maroon jacket with a pink shirt. Beyond the color errors, lens selection and perhaps other shooting or processing decisions result in Warner’s facial features being distorted.

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