Times Editors Forced to Examine Fashion Photography Policy
Last week, after readers complained about a T cover featuring Julia Nobis--whom they felt was disturbingly skinny and young-looking--T EIC Deborah Needleman issued a response to New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan. In it, Needleman mentioned that she had "considered adding some fat to her with Photoshop, but decided that as it is her body, I’d let it be." This raised new questions about the New York Times' treatment of photography--didn't the paper of record hold itself to a higher standard than to just Photoshop some fat into (or out of) a model with little more than a second thought? Turns out it does--but fashion photography is a different story.