If you plan to be in the DC area between now and May 5th, do yourself a favor and stop off at the National Gallery of Art to view their current exhibition, Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop, on display on the Ground Floor of the West Building.
The groundbreaking exhibition, which debut at The Metropolitan Museum of Art last year in New York, documents the storied history of doctoring photographs priot to the advent of Photoshop. A synopsis of the exhbition on the gallery's site reads:
In the first major exhibition devoted to the history of manipulated photographs before the digital age, some 200 works will demonstrate that today's digitally altered photographs are part of a tradition that extends back to the beginning of photography. Featuring visually captivating photographs, the exhibition will trace photographic manipulation from the 1840s through the 1980s and show that photography is—and always has been—a medium of fabricated truths and artful lies.
• What: “Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop”
• When: February 17–May 5, 2013
• Where: 4th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565
• Admission: Free
• Museum hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Info: Call (202) 737-4215 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (202) 842-6176.
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