VICE’s interview with Matt Loughrey, originally published on Friday, contained images from Cambodia’s Tuol Sleng prison, also known as S21, where thousands of people were tortured and killed between 1975 and 1979. However, the photographs were not only colorized, but also edited, with the artist adding a fake smile to the victims’ faces. No original images were published alongside the altered ones.
More of the actual altered images are in this thread:
I have no idea wtf the reasoning behind this could be unless the artist is doing it with the idea of no publicity being bad publicity but that seems very doubtful. Otherwise what the hell are they thinking?