Getty Images orders photographers not to alter body shapes | The Guardian – FDSC
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Getty Images orders photographers not to alter body shapes | The Guardian

Getty Images orders photographers not to alter body shapes | The Guardian

Written by Ben Quinn for The Guardian
October 1st, 2017

The model who emerged as a driving force in protecting young women in the industry from pressure to become dangerously thin has welcomed a move by one of the world’s most influential photo agencies to ban doctored stock images.

The move by Getty Images – whose photographs are widely used by media outlets around the world – takes effect today, just as a new French law comes in requiring that images that have been Photoshopped to change the size of a model be clearly labelled.

Getty’s new policy relates to freelance photographers who provide stock photography for a range of uses. The company already prohibits manipulation of images for news and events. On paid commercial assignments undertaken by Getty, retouching will continue to take place at a clients’ request.

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