The ability to manipulate photographs is as old as photography itself. So digitally altered photos are nothing new, only methods have changed.

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Digital photography and Photoshop age have transformed photographers into constructors of reality, which in it’s turn resulted in losing faith in photography as an accurate, trustworthy means of representing the visual world.

Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop, the companion book to the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition of the same title held at the end of 2012, traces evolution of image manipulation from the 1840s to the 1990s.

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