Why an extra hand in Chicago Tribune’s photo of the Obamas?

Romenesko Misc.

A Romenesko reader inquired about the "extra hand" that appears in Alex Garcia's photo of the president and First Lady stepping off the plane. Questions are raised on the Tribune's site, too. "Was this image Photoshopped?" asks a commenter. "Whose hand is Obama holding? You can see Michelle's hand free behind his ..." I asked Garcia about his photo. He told me via Twitter:

Michelle's mother, a much smaller woman, was right behind her. ...if u want a contact sheet of the images to cool down the forming mob, lemme know.

UPDATE: Garcia writes about the photo on his blog.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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