Photographer stripped of prizes after using public domain photos to win contests ...

MICHAEL ZHANG, PETAPIXEL:

A Swiss photographer has been stripped of two awards after it was revealed that she had submitted a Thai photographer’s public domain photos as her own to win honors in contests.

Khaosod English reports that photographer Madeleine Josephine Fierz had won 2nd prize at the Fine Art Photo Awards this year with a beautiful series of portraits of people in Thailand. She also won an Honorable Mention by converting the photos to monochrome for the Monovisions Photography Awards and submitted her photos to the Moscow International Foto Awards.

Read more, and see the pictures, here.