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Photographer stripped of gold medal at Moscow International Foto Awards after entering another person’s work

By September 14, 2017Current News

Cross-posted from The Art Newspaper

[by George Nelson]

A Swiss photographer who won a gold medal at this year’s Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) has been disqualified after she was accused of ripping off someone else’s work. Madeleine Josephine Fierz submitted Sasin Tipchai’s photos as her own after downloading them from the Pixaby website, where the Thai photographer posted the images as public domain using the Creative Commons dedication.

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