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Faking It Symposium: Social Documentary and Pictorial Manipulation

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

The exhibition is made possible by Adobe.
This program is made possible by Joyce Frank Menschel.

Collections, Photographs (33)

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James Nares: Street
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Spectrum Presents: Street
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DJ Spooky: Civil War Symphony
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Faking It: In Conversation
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A Photographic Truth
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Process and Perception
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Fixing It in Post
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Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand
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