Metropolitan Museum of Art Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop

This international loan exhibition traces the history of manipulated photography from the 1840s through the early 1990s, when the computer replaced manual techniques as the dominant means of doctoring photographs. The firm designed a suite of interactive iPad workstations within the gallery – along with a fully functional online component – that allows visitors to more closely examine a host of images from the exhibit, as well as study these manipulative processes up close. The urge to modify camera images may be as old as photography itself, but the use of the latest handheld technologies might itself be the best way of revealing these tricks that span the age of the medium.