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Here's Where Newsweek Got the Food Porn Cover Photo

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Yesterday Eater revealed that Newsweek had used an often-recurring stock photo for the most recent cover featuring a "101 Best Places to Eat in the World" piece, and here's where it originally came from: The photograph — actually from a pair (one with a strawberry, one without) — was first commissioned by and shot for Harper's Bazaar in 2006. It appeared in the June issue that year and is still on Harper's Bazaar's website. The photos were taken by the award-winning studio photographer Donna Trope (the asparagus photo is even in her online portfolio, see the screengrab in the above gallery).

Both photos are available on Trunk Archive, a photo licensing agency. According to a rep from Hearst, the parent of Harper's Bazaar, Trunk Archive licensed Trope's images after the embargo period ended, as determined by the photo contract. Presumably Trunk Archive is where Newsweek got the photo that was used, as well as the UK's Observer Food Monthly when they used it for their cover back in April 2008. Also to note that Newsweek slightly changed the model's lip and nail colors, presumably to closer match the title logo.

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