Just opened in New York, the first major exhibition on Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 200 pictures. Until 27th January 2013, with sponsorship from Adobe.

Above: Dora Maar, “Le simulateur” (1936). Simple two-picture photomontage: upside-down image of a sewer interior, with the boy pasted onto it.

If you can’t get to the exhibition, take a look at my online Timeline of Fantastic Photomontage, 1857—2007.