Recently I had the opportunity to spend a day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the exhibition “Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop.” As a designer and photographer, I’ve had the pleasure of spending hours in the dark room, as well as at my Mac. Because I know how much skill it takes to do crafty tricks in both mediums, the work in this exhibit is especially inspiring. In many instances they show the original image paired with the manipulated final version and explain the techniques behind the manipulation. The exhibit spans from the early days of photography through the late 1980’s, just before Photoshop completely changed the photography world.
For more information you can visit the Met’s website here.
The exhibition runs through January 27, so there’s still time to experience this engaging show. It’s truly a must-see.
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