Faking It - Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop - Metropolitan Museum of Art



Date: 10/11/12 through 01/27/13
Ages: All
Address:
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
New York, NY
www.metmuseum.org

Description: This international loan exhibition traces the history of manipulated photography from the 1840s through the early 1990s, when the computer replaced manual techniques as the dominant means of doctoring photographs. Most of the two hundred pictures on view were altered after the negative was exposed -- through photomontage, combination printing, overpainting, retouching, or, as is often the case, a blend of several processes. In every instance, the final image differs significantly from what stood before the camera at any given moment.