A photographer left stunned when his image was stolen by a third party to win a Samsung photo competition says he has yet to receive an apology from the alleged culprit.
Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro this week told Amateur Photographer (AP) that Instagram member ‘bogdhan’ has yet to say sorry for using a manipulated version of the image that went on to win a Samsung NX300 camera.
Samsung stripped the bogus winner of the prize when it heard about the copyright theft.
Koentjoro, whose work was featured in AP last year, says he was only made aware of the matter via a tip-off from a friend.
The photo had been entered into the ‘MyCommute’ section of Samsung’s ‘Live in the moment’ competition during the summer.
AP has not received a response from ‘bogdhan’ since posting a request for comment on the account of the Instagram member a few weeks ago.