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Lying with Photographs, An Analytical Framework

Culver Center of the Arts

November 26, 2022 to July 2, 2023

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We live in a golden age of lying. Photographs are now crucial building blocks in the superstructure of falsehood, their deceptive powers amplified by vast circulation on the internet. Fauxtography: Lying with Photographs presents an analytic framework for understanding how photographs can be induced to lie. Seven categories of photographic lies are illustrated by “type specimens” collected from across the internet. They are sterling examples of photographic falsehoods, signposts for a world where we no longer think seeing is believing.

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Fauxtography: Lying with Photographs is curated by Douglas McCulloh, Senior Curator at UCR ARTS/California Museum of Photography. Programs at UCR ARTS are supported by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at UCR and the City of Riverside.


Image: Kim Kyung-Hoon, Reuters Pictures, annotated by Gateway Pundit.