On a related note: in June, the entire Miller collection will be processed and catalogued for scholarly use, and will be reopened in November 2019. Interestingly, some unredacted documents will not be available for research until December 31, 2047.
Back to the show. In a section titled “Photography’s Fabricated Truths,” pictures taken in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries highlight how manipulating photos has been common practice long before the Kardashians started nipping and tucking their selfies on Instagram. One image shows a poodle smoking a pipe and another a young girl posing as Little Red Riding Hood. The trickery in the first photo is clear--the smoke wafting from the pipe is the added element--while the color added to the albumen print after it was shot is downright quaint.
This iteration of Stories to Tell will remain on display until August 18, when another selection of materials will reveal some of the forms the creative process takes.