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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.
Bayard. XXV Calotypes 1812 - 1850
[Study of Legs]
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This artwork is not on display
Inscription: Initialed in the negative "H B"
(sold, Sotheby's, London, May 10, 1990, lot 282); Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York
This hitherto unrecorded composition incorporates various items which appear in other, usually less elaborate, still life groupings. Studies of casts from his studio were amongst the very earliest subjects by Bayard in his early experiments with his direct positive process in early 1839 and 1840. He went on in the early 40s and 50s to make a number of further still life studies, and photographs in his studio which included objects which had featured in the still-life. [Pierre Apraxine]
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