After reading Richard Whelan’s argument defending the authenticity of Robert Capa’s photograph, I am fully convinced that the photograph of the Loyalist soldier getting shot was not staged. He provided ample evidence; from the locations where Capa was seen and located at around the time the photo was taken, to the position the soldier’s hand was in when the photo was taken. All in all, his argument was convincing and well structured. I believe the authenticity of the photograph does matter, because it represents victory and conquering the enemy. If an image like that was falsified, the idea it represented holds no value anymore.
Professor Sandra Cheng
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