Henri Cartier-Bresson, Deleted

Read­ing Great Pho­tog­ra­phers on the Inter­net (a satire) at The Online Pho­tog­ra­ph­er led me to this Flickr post where a pho­to­graph by Hen­ri Carti­er-Bres­son (one of the mas­ters of pho­tog­ra­phy) was sub­mit­ted to a Flickr pho­to cri­tique group, the noto­ri­ous DeleteMe and was vot­ed for dele­tion from the pool. I assume the poster didn’t put up the pho­to cred­it until after the final ver­dict.

It makes me won­der if it would still be vot­ed for dele­tion had they known who the real pho­tog­ra­ph­er was. It also makes me won­der what would hap­pen if, say, a pop­u­lar Flickr mem­ber who always gets tonnes of com­ments full of prais­es with every post post­ed a hum­ble pho­to­graph that I took and pass­ing it as theirs. Would it still be get­ting tonnes of com­ments full of prais­es just because peo­ple thought it was by a pho­tog­ra­ph­er that they regard­ed high­ly? I guess I’ll nev­er know.

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