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‘Demon’ fished from the river? No, puzzling photo is artwork

A South African Twitter user has posted a photo of what looks half-fish, half-human creature. “See what fishermen caught with their net,” he tweeted. “They said it’s the demon responsible for the death of many people in that river.” 

The photo was also posted on Facebook and tagged as potentially false.

Does the photo show a real creature?

Hyper-realistic work of art

A reverse image search reveals that the photo has been shared widely across different social media platforms. But it seems it was first shared online in May 2018 on the Facebook page for the PI-R2 Art Thesis Exhibition

The page shows all the works by the senior-year students in the fine arts department at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Among these artworks is the fish-human hybrid sculpture by artist Parada Pattarakunpreeda. Photos of the sculpture can also be seen on his Instagram account. – Africa Check


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