Harry Harrison Posted October 17, 2020 Share Posted October 17, 2020 (edited) https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/oct/12/ballet-dancer-could-reskill-with-job-in-cyber-security-suggests-uk-government-ad Not only did the government have to pull this advert (culture secretary Oliver Dowden described it as 'crass') but it's now revealed that the photograph was taken from a free download site. The photographer is upset about this and has put up a short video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbFVzKwxxjQ&feature=emb_logo ....but as the top comment to her video points out "It is great to hear about the origin of the image, but unfortunately as soon as it was published on Unxxxxsh, you lost any control over how and when it was used. Photographers, please do not use Unxxxxsh, it values your work at zero and undermines the value of all photography." Story on Petapixel here. The issue was raised in parliament by Labour MP Kevin Brennan, ""It turns out Fatima is not Fatima at all. She is apparently Desiree who is from a ballet school from Atlanta in Georgia in the USA. Could you at least promise if the government is going to put 'crass adverts' out - as you describe it - they at least feature real British artists and they actually get paid for use of their images?" Edited October 17, 2020 by Harry Harrison Additional info 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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