An Italian photographer called Giovanni Troilo was named the winner of the World Press Photo contest was disqualified yesterday due to falsification of information regarding the photo submitted in the contest. Troilo had presented a catalogue of 12 photos supposedly shot in Charleroi, a Belgian city notorious for its prostitution problem in the Contemporary Issue Category.
The mayor of the city of Charleroi was angered by the pictures of Troilo as it depicted the city in a very negative light. Therefore the mayor accused Troilo of having faked some of the locations of his pictures.
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