Dear Photographer: Is Appropriating Someone Else’s Images Breaching Copyright?

I am working on a new series which involves using advertising images that I find online and changing them by adding my own images to them. The images are still recognizable and I didn’t ask permission. Am I breaching copyright?—Anonymous

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