I love the exhibition catalog from Curator Mia Fineman’s groundbreaking “Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop” – at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This show does nothing less than rewrite the history of photography. It’s an affirmation of everything I love about my chosen medium, and a powerful argument that the relationship between photography and reality has always been a tenuous one.
–Jerry Uelsmann, 1967
UPDATE 4/11/13: Check out my signed catalog ; )
“…the desire and determination to modify camera images did not begin with the rise of digital technology in the late 20th century. Nearly every kind of manipulation we now associate with Photoshop was also part of photography’s predigital repertoire. Photographers devised a staggering array of techniques by which to alter their images, from multiple exposure and photomontage to combination printing, airbrush retouching, and other darkroom magic.”
– Mia Fineman