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Luxembourg art exhibit issues response to photographer Jingna Zhang’s accusations of plagiarism

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  • Photographer Jingna Zhang, whose accusations earlier this month of a painter plagiarizing her work received the backing of the internet, recently shared the art exhibition’s response.
  • Zhang had previously posted on her social media that a painter in Luxembourg had “ripped off” her photo and won a 1,500 Euro (approximately $1,570) cash prize.
  • The organizers of the exhibition responded on Friday, expressing their commitment to copyright and assuring they were not aware of Zhang’s works prior to awarding art student Jeff Dieschburg the prize.
  • They concluded by stating they would remain “impartial” by allowing each side’s respective lawyers to decide the case.
  • Zhang recently hired Luxembourg-based firm partner Vincent Wellens, who emphasized that they would be giving “priority to dialogue” and noted that no complaint had been filed yet.

Photographer Jingna Zhang, whose accusations earlier this month of a painter plagiarizing her work received the backing of the internet, recently shared the response from the art exhibition which shows the painting in question. 

Zhang had previously posted on her social media that a painter in Luxembourg had “ripped off” her photo and won a 1,500-euro (approximately $1,570) cash prize at the 11th Biennale of Contemporary Art of the municipality of Strassen.

LOOK: Photos capture unity, awakening in nationwide rally against Asian hate

The Asian Justice Rally was held in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco this past weekend to honor and seek justice for Asian victims of hate and violence.

Attacks against Asian Americans have persisted two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, with some cases resulting in deaths. The synchronous demonstrations on Sunday encouraged the community to “break the silence” and speak up.

High Schooler Wins The Internet For Her ’31 Days of Halloween Costume Challenge’

Last minute halloween costume

To show everyone just how much she just loves Halloween, teenager Molly Foote decided to make this year a bit more special — by wearing a new costume for every single day of October.

In an interview with Yahoo, the creative 17-year-old from Olympia, Washington, revealed her motivations behind her now-viral pet project, “the 31 Days of Halloween costume challenge”.

Dutch Photographer Captures The Lives of Cats and Dogs Living in Hong Kong’s Street Markets

Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen earned thousands of fans and followers on social media last year when he focused his camera lenses on Hong Kong’s shop cats and compiled the images into a book.

The highly successful “Hong Kong Shop Cats”, which includes haikus and calligraphy alongside beautifully shot portraits of the city’s felines in their owners’ business establishments, is now into its third print this week.

Photographer Introduces Polaroid to North Korea to Get Citizens to Reveal Their Stories

Celebrated French photographer Eric Lafforgue has taken thousands of photos from different parts of the world, but his published unfiltered images of North Korea have been among his most captivating ones.

“I first went to North Korea in 2008,” Lafforgue recalled. “At this time, there were no mobile phones in the country, and the only pics people were taking were thanks to the official photographers who stood at the entrance of the main monuments to sell some photo souvenirs to visitors.”

Japanese ‘Fetish Photographer’ Combines Cats and Boobs in One Photobook

Cats and boobs are undeniably two of internet’s most favorite things. It’s apparently such a no-brainer that some hero came along and combined the two to make the world a better place.

Japanese “fetish photographer” Yuki Aoyama took it upon himself to do just that with his new book titled “Painyan”, which aims to offer a “therapeutic experience” for users.

Insanely Talented Artist Paints Himself Blending Perfectly into Different Backgrounds

One world-renowned artist has made a career out of literally blending into his own artwork.

For over a decade, Chinese artist Liu Bolin has been painting himself into backgrounds so that he looks nearly invisible. The 42-year-old, who was born in Shandong but now lives and works in Beijing, has been so good at it that he has been dubbed “The Invisible Man.”

Photographer Purrrfectly Captures Cats During Their Most Unflattering Moments

Cats normally look graceful, but when they are shaking water off their fur, their faces look anything but.

Portland-based photographer Carli Davidson, 34, captured a series of freeze-frame shots of different cats while they were in the middle of shaking off water. The results provide an unflattering but hilarious look at cats’ faces as usually not seen by the human eye.