World Press Photo Investigating Recent “Artificial” Plagiarism Claims

There’s a new development in the accusations of plagiarism made against World Press Photo nominee and German photojournalist, Maximilian Mann.

DOCKS, a photography collective made up of five documentary photographers, has published a report on the recent accusations made against Maximilian Mann’s WPP (World Press Photo) entry. As reported on The Phoblographer, Iranian Photojournalist, Solmaz Daryani, claimed that Mann had purposefully plagiarized her work. However, after DOCKS investigated the matter, new information shows it would have been impossible for Mann to have directly copied the work of Daryani.

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World Press Photo Nominee: “I Strictly Reject the Accusation of Plagiarism.”

A photographer has aired their concerns over the work of a 2020 World Press Photo nominee.

World Press Photo (WPP) nominees always generate conversation and debate. In an article published by Kaveh Rostamkhani, Iranian photographer, Solmaz Daryani, feels ethics have been broken by one of the WPP nominees. Maximilian Mann was nominated in the Environment category for his series, Fading Flamingos. However, Daryani has expressed concerns that many of the images submitted by Mann are too similar for comfort to a project she created a few years earlier.

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