AP Fires Photographer Who Altered Photo Taken in Syria

Narciso Contreras digitally removed a colleague's camera from a photo of an opposition fighter


The Associated Press has "ended its ties" with a freelance photographer after it came to light that he digitally altered a photograph taken last September in Syria.

Photographer Narciso Contreras used editing software to eliminate a colleague's camera from his photograph of a Syrian opposition fighter, the AP said Wednesday. The AP did not find any other altered images among the hundreds of photographs Contreras submitted to the agency, but it scrubbed his work from its public archives regardless.