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Dad angry about retouched photo of girl, 3

Nov. 6, 2009 at 2:26 PM   |   Comments

LULEA, Sweden, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A Swedish father said the photographer hired to take pictures for his 3-year-old daughter's preschool digitally removed her scar without permission.

Per Engman of Lulea said Thords foto altered the preschool class photo to remove a scar from the nose of his daughter, Meja Flymalm, The Local reported Friday.

"It's just not right, it's a sign that people refuse to accept the world as it is and all these problems associated with idealized beauty just seem wrong," Engman said. "They assume that parents don't want scars, but I do. The scar is a part of who she is."

Engman said the photographers hired by the school also altered his daughter's picture without permission last year to remove a red spot from her cheek that she incurred from a fall the previous evening.

Thord Larsson of Thords foto apologized for the incident, saying pictures are usually only altered with the permission of parents.

"There are a lot of parents who are happy when marks which may have shown up from a scratch that morning are made to disappear, and the same goes for runny noses," he said. "We just want things to be nice and cute."

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