Photography fans, don’t miss The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Faking It, a new show about the history of manipulating photographs—before Photoshop!
Nearly every type of manipulation we now associate with digital photography was also part of the medium’s pre-digital repertoire: slimming waistlines, adding people to a scene (or removing them), and even fabricating events that never took place!
Whether modified in the service of art, politics, news, or commerce, this show traces the history of manipulated photography from the 1840s through the early 1990s, when computers replaced manual techniques as the dominant means of doctoring photographs.
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