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Jerry Uelsmann, whose work is included in the exhibition Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop, describes his influences and his evolution as an artist. Using multiple projectors and darkroom techniques, he creates dreamlike images that are considered precursors to manipulated photographs created using Photoshop.
Recorded October 14, 2012
Part of a Sunday at the Met program held in conjunction with the exhibition, on view October 11, 2012–January 27, 2013.
The exhibition is made possible by Adobe. The catalogue is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
James Nares: Street
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Près de la Caverne, Terrain Brûlé
Carrière aux Sables de Macherin
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Inscription: Inscribed in the negative, BLC: "265"; inscribed in pencil on mount: "Parc de Courances"
John Chandler Bancroft, Middletown, Rhode Island, 1860s; (sold, Gustave J. S. White Co., Auctioneers, Newport, Rhode Island, March 28, 1989, to a New England antiques dealer); private collection, 1989; (Sotheby's, New York, April 13, 2007, lot 22)
Sotheby's catalogue entry (4/13/07, lot 22) reads: "The present photograph was taken on the grounds of the Château de Courances, located approximately 11 miles from the town of Fontainebleau, and 31 miles from Paris. Designed and built in the 1620s, Courances was known for its intricate network of manmade waterways which, unlike the ostentatious waterworks at Versailles, blended naturally into the landscape. The flowing waterways consist of a series of canals, as well as a large reflecting pool."
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