Last Thursday we saw several manipulated photographs in the USSR during Stalin´s rule. Here you have some other pictures and links:
Four, three, two, one...
The original picture was taken in Leningrad in 1926 and it showed, Antipov, Stalin, Kirov and Shvernik. Kirov was executed in 1934 and Antipov in 1941. Shvernik survived until 1970, but was erased when Brodsky painted Stalin´s portrait in 1949.
And these are some links:
- SOVIET RUSSIAN PHOTO CORRECTION: this is the website we visited last week.
- THE COMISSAR VANISHES: THE FALSIFICATION OF PHOTOGRAPHS IN STALIN´S RUSSIA: interactive exhibition by the News Museum and Loyola University
As we saw the other day, Stalin was not the only one to order the manipulation of photographs. Here you have again the manipulated pictures of Franco and Hitler´s interview in Hendaye (France) in 1940:
On the first picture, Franco with his eyes closed
On the second one, Franco with his eyes open
On this picture they stuck the three figures over
another picture of a train arriving to the station
And here Franco was "made" taller than he was
and a decoration was added to his uniform.
This is a curious piece of news appeared today (11th June) in the newspaper.The General Council of the Judicial Power press service has been erasing the images of a man who works as a bodyguard for Carlos Dívar, the president of the Council. This man is supposedly the one who accompanied him to his "business trips" to Marbella. Stalin´s methods are still alive! Here you have the information: