Manipulated Photography


Photographs that have been—often dramatically—altered from their original state, either through traditional photographic printing processes or digital means such as Photoshop. While contemporary photographers like Jeff Wall and Andreas Gursky are celebrated for their dramatic digital photo-manipulations—the possibilities of which technological advances have greatly expanded—similar manipulations were made in early photography through non-digital means. Nineteenth-century photographer Oscar Gustave Rejlander, in The Two Ways of Life (1857), combined 32 images into one by printing a combination of negatives (a technique known as photomontage). The Two Ways of Life also involved some 25 models and is one of the earliest examples of Staged Photography.

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