“Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop”

Photos have been manipulated since the 1840s?  You’ve got to be kidding!!!

Photoshop 1.0 was released in 1990, ushering in a new age of tampering with photography. Yet the history of manipulated photos stretches back over a century before the dawn of Adobe’s software.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will explore this widely uncharted narrative with “Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop,” an exhibition comprised of 200 photographs taken between the 1840s and 1990s. Some photographs are manipulated to reach a higher form of truth, others to lie, while many revel in the space in between.

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 08/22/2012 3:49 pm Updated: 08/23/2012 7:39 am

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One Response

  1. Never realized this was going on so long. Wow!

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