Photobombing is the act of purposely putting oneself into the view of a photograph, often in order to play a practical jokes on the photographer or the subjects. Photobombing has received significant coverage since 2009. In discussing a "stingray photobomb" picture that became popular, Andrea DenHoed suggests that the photobomb label "implies a narrative of surreptitious sabotage," although in the sense of unintended or initially unnoticed people in the background of spoiled photographs, photobombs have existed for much of the history of photography.
Examples in the media
- Bill Clinton photobombed Kelly Clarkson during her performance of "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at Obama's second inauguration in 2013. A few weeks later, Clarkson herself photobombed Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
- Aaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers in the NFL, is well known for photobombing the captain's picture before every game (if he has not been elected a captain himself).
- Queen Elizabeth II photobombed two Australian athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. The resulting image was displayed for a question in that year's edition of The Big Fat Quiz of the Year.
- A putative "first photobomb", taken by Mary Dillwyn circa 1853, was discussed in a Wikimedia Foundation blog in 2015.
- On social media, a man in a giraffe costume has been seen speeding past a family on a ski slope in Colorado, posing for a picture which is an example of a video photobomb.
- Prince Harry photobombing America's Next Top Model Winnie Harlow and her agent at a lunch after the Audi Polo Challenge.
- Paul McCartney photobombs fellow Beatle George Harrison and some female fans.
- Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman photobombed Angelina Jolie.
- Ed Sheeran, fan of Ipswich Town F.C., photobombed a Norwich City F.C. fan along with Adam Drury and Grant Holt.
- "Definition of photobomb". Oxford English Dictionary. Retrieved 31 October 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- DenHoed, Andrea (9 October 2012). "A Few Words About the Stingray Photobomb". The New Yorker. Retrieved 31 October 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Shaffi, Sarah (23 October 2014). "'Photobomb' judged Collins' 'Word of the Year'". The Bookseller. Retrieved 2020-05-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Edwards, Phil (25 September 2015). "This 1853 image might show the first photobomb". Vox. Retrieved 7 September 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Hayner, Chris E. (22 January 2013). "Bill Clinton photobomb with Kelly Clarkson at inauguration goes viral". Zap2it. Archived from the original on January 23, 2013. Retrieved 2017-06-04 – via Chicago Tribune. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Rubenstein, Jenna Hally (11 February 2013). "Kelly Clarkson Pulled Off The Best Photobomb EVER At The Grammys!! (PHOTO)". MTV Buzzworthy. Archived from the original on 2013-02-14. Retrieved 20 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Kruse, Zach (20 December 2012). "The Best of Aaron Rodgers' Photobombs". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 20 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "PHOTO: Queen Elizabeth pulls off epic photobomb". Metro New York. 28 July 2014. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Erhart, Ed (18 September 2015). "The first smile and photobomb ever photographed". Wikimedia Blog. Retrieved 2020-05-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Moody, Darrell (10 March 2015). "Skier in giraffe suit executes epic 'photobomb'". WDBO-FM. Retrieved 2020-12-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Rosseinski, Katie (30 May 2016). "Prince Harry Photobombs A Model". Grazia. Retrieved 2020-05-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Raul (18 April 2016). "Paul McCartney's Famous 1964 Photobombing The Beatles George Harrison". FeelNumb.com. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
- "Celebrity Photobombers". TooFab. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
- Innes, Richard (27 February 2017). "Ipswich fan Ed Sheeran swearily photobombing Norwich City legends at East Anglia derby will make your day". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 16 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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