Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Credit Line Item

How long has U.S. News & World Report been running photograph and illustration credit lines that specify whether something was done "for USN&WR"? The Nov. 8 edition is riddled with credit lines such as "Jeffrey MacMillan for USN&WR," as well as "Ashley Cooper -- PicImpact/Corbis."

Now, it's common practice to credit stock images appropriately, but isn't it assumed that -- unless otherwise indicated -- something was shot expressly for the title in question? Some photos are even credited as "contact for USN&WR." How is that different than a normal photograph? Anyone know?

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