Saturday, February 22, 2014

Khalil Ahmad: Missing Child on a milk carton?

Image source here.

The disappearance of Etan Patz sparked what later became a trend: Putting the face of a missing child on a milk carton. The good news? We found Khalil Ahmad. The bad news? He did not want to be on the milk carton.
See? A photographer took his photo without authorization (usually there is something called model release form), sells it to an agency which sells it the client and they plaster the photo of the guy unwillingly in a milk ad (Aptamil) whereby the small kid playing with cubes (who knows if they stole that photo too!) actually becomes Khalil when he grows up (in the photo Khalil was participating in the Al Saeh library clean up and was looking brainy and holding a book).
Please note that the debacle happened before with Charcutier Aoun who also put photos without authorization (that time from the photographer).


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