The term “Photoshopping” has these days become synonymous with photo manipulation. But the practice is much older than the computer software — about as old as photography itself.
An exhibition now on display at Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery of Art is exploring just that: The collaging, cutting, pasting and coloring that preceded digital photography.
The exhibition raises questions about truth in photography. Is there such a thing? Even if you don’t physically alter the image, isn’t composition itself a form of manipulation?
“Sometimes a photograph can be posed because it excludes something,” film director Errol Morris once said. “Isn’t there always an elephant just outside the frame?” (The Picture Show : NPR)
Photo: Man in bottle, c. 1888 (J.C. Higgins and Son)
— tanya b.
WHEN YOU GET SWEATING FROM THE BRIDE AT A WEDDING DO THE CREEP
There was kind of a “joke” about gay people as well, so we almost have Bingo. And all in the first ten minutes!
(Thanks apparatacritica for the submission!)
…ummm…Pretty legit, actually, considering this is Dionysus down here in some awesome ancient art…or something…
GUYS IT JUST GOT BETTER