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Photo magic or photo fake? Manipulating photographs gets a hard look at MFAH
Smoothing away wrinkles and acne or removing and/or adding someone or something to a photo are just a few of the numerous editing tools one can use in Adobe Photoshop. The practice of 'faking it' by digitally change photographs was certainly an image game changer.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's exhibition, Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop, is an international loan exhibition that shows how photography has always been an artful — and not always truthful — craft. The exhibition runs through Aug. 25.
Before editing software like Adobe Photoshop was created, photographers did not have the capabilities that we have today to edit photos and use filters. But they still manipulated photographs in the darkroom.
Take a quick tour and get inside the altered photo debate with CultureMap's Joel Luks in this KHOU Ch. 11 CultureMap moment: