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Is This Artist 'Repainting' History? - An artist from Sweden has caused a bit of controversy by adding colour to famous black & white shots.
Right or wrong, Sanna Dullaway has most definitely caused a bit of a stir by adding colour to old black & white shots. The Swedish artist began by adding colour to not so famous black & white shots but decided to demonstrate her skills by colouring more famous photos.
Sanna has received quite a lot of praise for her efforts but as the images she's altered aren't actually hers, as you can imagine, quite a lot of heat has been directed her way too.
In response to the attention the images have received, Sanna posted a comment on her Deviant Art profile which starts by saying: "Ignorance is not an excuse and I (now) know some of the photos are not public domain but copyrighted." She goes on to explain how she hasn't posted any copyrighted photos on her website or Deviant Art that she hasn't got permission to use. Sanna also says she just wanted to "show you a new perspective of the black & white old world" and didn't want to "'improve' nor 'replace' the photos." You can read the full statement on her Deviant Art profile.
As ePHOTOzine does not have permission from the artist or the photographers who originally took the shots to use them, we won't be posting them on site. To see the shots, visit the Imgur website.
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