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Sunday, September 30, 2012


'Faking it" - Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop

It's been quite a while since I wrote my last blog post on photography in NYC. I took a little break and enjoyed the summer in NYC. Now I came back :) and will continue to write about interesting photography exhibitions in NYC (or anything photo-related I found interesting).

My first blog post this autumn is the exhibition entitled 'Faking It' presented at the Metropolitan Museum. From Oct. 11 through Jan. 2013, the Met is presenting about 200 photographs that were created and altered between the 1840s and 1990s. Even before the advent of Photoshop, photographers back then found ways to manipulate the pictures they took from the early days of photography. This exhibition shows how those photographers manipulated their works before the age of digital technology. It will be so interesting to see how those artists in the old days modified their images to entertain and astonish people.

Man on Rooftop with Eleven Men in Formation on His Shoulders (1930) via The Met

Unidentified Woman Seated with a Female Spirit (1832-1884)

Woman in Champagne Glass (1930) via The Met
Decapitate Mand with Head on a Platter (1865)