This Viral Photo Of PM Modi With Photographer In The Frame Is Morphed

BOOM found that the photographer seen lying on the ground in the viral photo is a digital addition to the original image.

A photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the construction site of the Central Vista project, showing a photographer lying on the ground to photograph the prime minister, is morphed and was created as satire.

The prime minister on September 26, 2021 visited the construction site of the new Parliament building and spent almost an hour at the site of the proposed Central Vista project, on his return from a three-day official visit to the United States. Modi's visit drew criticism from the opposition who alleged the move was nothing but a 'photo-op'.

Central Vista is an ambitious project of the Modi-government to redevelop some of India's most iconic landmarks including a 3.2-km stretch area in Delhi.

Filmmaker Avinash Das shared the photo with a caption saying, "Photo of the Tomorrow Kya angle hai!!!"

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Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat too shared the image.

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Congress's social media in-charge Rohan Gupta also tweeted the image saying, "Photographer of the Month".

The same photo is viral on Facebook as well.

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Fact Check

A watermark of "Indian Armada" is clearly visible on the viral photo. A parody Twitter handle "@indian_armada" posted the same photo on September 27, 2021.

We then ran a reverse image search to trace the original picture and found the photo on a News 18 article published on September 26, 2021. Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal also posted the image on his official Twitter handle on the same date.

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BOOM also able to find that the photographer's image on a stock photo website named Pxfuel doing a keyword search. The cut-out of the photograph has been digitally added to the viral image after changing the orientation of the photo (from right to left).

Source: Pxfuel
Source: Pxfuel

Below is a comparison between the original pictures and the morphed image.


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Updated On: 2021-10-12T18:56:08+05:30
Claim Review :   Photo shows a photographer is lying on the ground to click PM Narendra Modis picture.
Claimed By :  Facebook and Twitter users
Fact Check :  False
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