|First Major Exhibition Devoted to History of Manipulated Photography Before Digital Age Opens at Metropolitan Museum|
Exhibition Location: Galleries for Drawings, Prints, and Photographs and The Howard Gilman Gallery Press Preview: Tuesday, October 9, 10 a.m.—noon
While digital photography and image-editing software have brought about an increased awareness of the degree to which camera images can be manipulated, the practice of doctoring photographs has existed since the medium was invented. Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the first major exhibition devoted to the history of manipulated photography before the digital age. Featuring some 200 visually captivating photographs created between the 1840s and 1990s in the service of art, politics, news, entertainment, and commerce, the exhibition offers a provocative new perspective on the history of photography as it traces the medium’s complex and changing relationship to visual truth.