The ‘mistake’ on Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ cover is actually a powerful statement

Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” portrait included actress Ashley Judd, musician Taylor Swift, Adama Iwu, Isabel Pascual, Susan Fowler and one woman you can’t see. Only her elbow is visible in the phot

Some readers thought this was an error that should have been retouched or that a sixth woman had been cropped out of the photo, said TheMighty.com.

In fact, as Time editor Edward Felsenthal explained on “The Today Show,” the woman was intentionally represented anonymously.

“The image you see partially on the cover is of a woman we talked to…who doesn’t feel that she can come forward without threatening her livelihood,” Felsenthal explained.

 

 

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