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The symposium "Truth, Lies, and Photographs" was presented in conjunction with the exhibition Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop, on view October 11, 2012, through January 27, 2013. In this introduction, Mia Fineman, Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, provides a brief overview of the history of manipulated photography, and gives contemporary examples of images created using Photoshop.
Part One of Seven
Recorded November 2, 2012
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This program is made possible by Joyce Frank Menschel.
James Nares: Street
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[Elevated Train Tracks on Brooklyn Bridge, New York City]
Detail of View of Easton, Pennsylvania
[Subway Passengers, New York City]
[Pineapple Vendor, Havana]
Joe's Auto Graveyard, Near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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As early as the 1870s, the quick-lunch counter had become commonplace in New York City. With the introduction and success of the coin-operated automat in the 1910s, lunch and coffee could be had in a New York minute. Walker Evans discovered this trio of natty, pre-stock market crash consumers near Grand Central terminal at a lunchroom at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 44th Street.
Inscription: Photographer's stamp on mount, verso CR: "WALKER EVANS"; collector's stamp on mount, verso LR: "COLLECTION // ARNOLD H. CRANE, CHICAGO, U.S.A."; inscribed in hand of Arnold Crane on mount, verso LR: "withdrawn 12/71 AHC // N.Y.C. 1931"
Walker Evans; Arnold H. Crane, late 1960s
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