Complaints about the unattainable, unnatural, or unhealthy standards of beauty perpetuated by the fashion industry aren't new. But in Britain, fashion photoshopping in particular is facing new scrutiny. A group of British media associations are considering adopting "'a voluntary code covering the use of digital manipulation [in photography].' Publications could...be asked to declare if an image had been altered."
As Amy Odell points out "If magazines follow this voluntary code, every picture would bear an 'airbrushed' stamp because every picture is digitally enhanced in magazines."
How about the opposite tack? What if unaltered images had the right to carry an "authentic" stamp?