â€œIt 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,â€ said film director Errol Morris in an interview with Motherboard last year. But the â€œliesâ€ that curator Mia Fineman is concerned with donâ€™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 â€” why is this image being manipulated? »
â€” Is this shopped? Truth, lies, and art before and after Photoshop, The Verge, about the New MET show : Faking it.