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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 talk, Miles D. Orvell, Professor of English and American Studies, Temple University, discusses parallels between H. P. Robinson, a pictorial photographer, and W. Eugene Smith, a social documentary photographer. Both photographers, despite working in different genres of photography, manipulated the images while photographing them, sometimes asking participants to pose or repeat activities over and over again.
Part Three of Seven
Recorded November 2, 2012
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This program is made possible by Joyce Frank Menschel.
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Inscription: Artist's stamp on mount, verso TL: "WALKER EVANS"; collector's stamp on mount, verso CR: "COLLECTION // ARNOLD H. CRANE, CHICAGO, U.S.A."; inscribed in the hand of Arnold Crane on mount, verso BR: "withdr AHC // 12/71"
Subject identification and date per inscriptions on prints in JPGM (Keller, 1995) #181, #183-185 respectively.
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