The retouching is very common in the field of photography since the advent of computers. However, this practice is not a new one. It has been used for the last two centuries , although, not very common. We present a collection of retouched photographs since 1840.
The exhibition Faking It in the Metropolitan Museum of New York shows a series of 200 photographs to trace the history of the retouching since the nineteenth century. While some retouching works are not very good, others are relatively well done given the resources at the time. Discover our selection of the best photographs from the exhibition. You can find all these photographs in a book for sale on Amazon .
The arrival of the ultra-sophisticated softwares has facilitated the photographic retouching. Which of these photographic retouching jobs impressed you the most?