My Newspaper

My Newspaper is an art project by photographer Ivars Gravlejs:

“The project was realized during one year while I was working as a photoreporter in one of the main daily Czech newspapers – Deník. Everyday from photo editors and journalists I got several assignments to photograph events around Prague. Before sending photographs to the newspaper’s Photobank I quickly manipulated them in Photoshop. Originally idea was to change some little, unimportant details where the manipulation wouldn’t change much the content of the photograph, for example, adding some more buttons on writer’s Zdenek Mahler T-shirt or painting inscription – „Cunt“ on the brick wall. Although during the process it happened to make some more radical ones, for example, creating a traffic jam on the highway or cutting of singer’s José Carreras finger. The aim of this project was to make an absurd, nonsense manipulation over the media manipulations.”

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