Having reviewed the article and seeing the image I don’t believe such image can be staged. In my opinion although they share good points to prove this is a fake picture due to there not being a gunshot wound i still believe it takes a higher level of skill to depict the reaction of being shot. The authenticity does matter in my opinion because it shows a lot more meaning behind the photograph. If this is real we get a feeling of wow this is happening around and nothing is being done and gives off more of an impact on someone. If this was staged you will probably get bits of the same experience but wouldn’t pay to much mind to it because you could just ignore it as if that sort of thing wouldn’t happen.
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