Controversial Canadian Photographer Jill Greenberg has added yet another controversy. This time the controversy is connected with the photographs she took of Republican presidential nominee John McCain. She was contracted by the Atlantic Monthly to take pictures of McCain for the cover page of their October issue of Atlantic Magazine. Greenberg apparently manipulated the pictures, she took, with photoshop and posted them on her personal website. She added some bad lighting to the picture she took of McCain in order to make him look like a warlord. Here is the picture that was manipulated by Greenberg and put on the home page of her website, www.manipulator.com
Jill Greenberg has admitted that she did this on purpose as she is a democrat at heart.
She said “I left his eyes red and his skin looking bad.” She also used unflattering lighting to make McCain look like a boogie monster, instead of being evenly lit by a modeling light, a strobe light firing from below was her light source
She said, “That’s what he thought he was being lit by. But that wasn’t firing.He had no idea he was being lit from below.” She continued “And his handlers didn’t seem to notice it either. I guess they’re not very sophisticated.”
The editor of the Atlantic magazine has said that they will tender an apology to John McCain. They are also looking into what action they might be able to take against Jill Greenberg for violating their terms of agreement. According to Fox News,
Editor James Bennet said Greenberg behaved improperly and will not be paid for the session. He said the magazine is also considering a lawsuit.
“She has violated the terms of our agreement with her, of our contract with her so we’re taking steps. So we’re looking into what steps we can see to do something about that,” Bennet told FOX News, adding that he is “already drafting a letter of apology” to McCain.
“I mean this photographer went in there under our auspices to take a cover shot for us … but while she was there she behaved in an incredibly underhanded and unprofessional way,” he said.
Here is the actual photo that was shot for the october cover of Atlantic magazine: