“It was probably less than ten minutes that went by from the invention of photography to the point where people realized they could lie with photographs,” said film director Errol Morris in an interview with Motherboard last year. But the “lies” that curator Mia Fineman is concerned with don’t involve moving cannon balls onto a dirt road; they are about the artistic manipulation of the photographic medium itself.
« This has always been a part of photography, » said Fineman, speaking during a preview of the Met exhibit earlier this week. « To me it seemed that the most pertinent question was why — why is this image being manipulated? »
— Is this shopped? Truth, lies, and art before and after Photoshop, The Verge, about the New MET show : Faking it.