I know, I know.
It’s the whole tumblr as curator issue though, innit? Even if I disagree with the attribution, if it’s what the original content creator labeled it as, any alterations I make are me effectively imposing my interpretation, thus shading the work itself. Which, if this were an artwork, would be clearly verboten. The authority of the work, although open to interpretation, is ultimately bestowed to the creator.But as ostensibly a documentary image I’m still beholden to stay true to the spirit of what the individual claims the work to be.
But it’s not just a documentation. There’s clearly been cropping, perhaps correcting, enhancing. As with all photography it blurs creation and creativity with capturing, so again, I feel when presenting it to a different audience, I should try to maintain the spirit the author intended. So even though I may prefer to edit or change the labeling, I defer to whatever they wrote.