A tension between false and real has always defined photography, and that tension has become even more intriguing in this digital age. Two new shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop” and “After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age,” look at this tension past and present. Exhibition names don’t come any more cheerfully candid than “Faking It.” It’s the first major survey of its kind.
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