WATCH: 'Post' photographer discusses viral Netanyahu-Merkel picture sensation

February 27, 2014 22:13

Marc Israel Sellem explains his experience surrounding the photo mishap that caused a media frenzy.

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The Netanyahu-Merkel photograph that caused a viral sensation.. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

The Jerusalem Post
News spoke with the newspaper's Chief Photographer, Marc Israel Sellem, after he had endured a crazy 48 hours that saw his mishap picture of Prime Minister Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel unintentionally go viral around the world.

Surprised, exhausted, but happy, Sellem says this kind of experience, where so many people get to see and debate an interesting and thought-provoking picture, be it satirical or insulting, is very special for a photographer.

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