Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The technique of making a picture by assembling pieces of photographs, often in combination with other types of graphic material.
  • n. The composite picture produced by this technique.

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  • n. A composite image combining two or more photographs
  • n. The art of constructing such images

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  • n. a montage that uses photographic images

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Examples

  • We believe that the photomontage is a satirical criticism of the political positions assumed by the Pope during his ecclesiastical career and that attorney Salvatore Vitello is criminalizing a publication based on outdated articles of the Penal Code, especially that this very Penal Code has recently had substantial changes to its writing.

    The Vatican Threatens to Sue Indymedia

  • Work by Kelly Gorman, an American mixed media artist who investigates issues of gender, race and cultural stereotype through visual disciplines such as photomontage and sculpture

    WalesOnline - Home

  • The inspiration for this technique likely came from Grosz, who had worked with the pioneering photomontage artist John Heartfield in Berlin.

    An Intimate Modernist

  • But it's important to gauge his careful distance from the tradition of photomontage – a term he avoids, in favour of "collage".

    Brian Dillon on John Stezaker at the Whitechapel Gallery

  • The three huge portraits of him in different stages of his life that open the exhibition include a photomontage of his face set against a skull.

    Germany's first Hitler exhibition opens in nervous Berlin museum

  • This procedure is a form of critique: the photomontage provides us a critical distance to reflect on what we had been prompted to desire, whether it was a luxury product, an ideal of feminine beauty, a racial superiority, or an entire way of life.

    Merrill Cole: WikiLeaks and David Wojnarowicz: A Perspective from Berlin

  • This innovation reads to me as an Internet Age version of photomontage.

    Merrill Cole: WikiLeaks and David Wojnarowicz: A Perspective from Berlin

  • In a 1978 photomontage titled "The Titanic," he upended Mies' Crown Hall at the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute, positioning it for a plunge into Lake Michigan, and all but declaring modernism dead.

    J. Michael Welton: Stanley Tigerman: The Retrospective

  • This photomontage was made as a Christmas Card in 1943.

    Bernstein

  • Hanna of the Birmingham Museum of Art where a smaller version of the show originated, "Spiral" features 22 works of painting, printmaking, collage and photomontage, most in black and white, by 10 of the 15 members of Spiral, a New York art collective active from 1963 to 1965.

    Voices Stifled by Solidarity

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  • "Over decades, one of Heartfield’s photomontages was considered an accurate depiction of fascism: With the title 'The Meaning of the Hitler Salute: Millions Stand Behind Me' it shows Adolf Hitler raising his hand in salutation while a giant standing behind him, dressed in fine linen, is putting several 1,000 reichsmark notes into it. Hitler as a footman of the high finance – that was the communists’ established theory in the early 1930s when Heartfield created this picture for the weekly Arbeiter Illustrierte Zeitung (AIZ), in those days the organ of the political left with the highest circulation."
    - Bernhard Schulz, An agitator with pointy scissors, german-times.com, July 2009.

    August 13, 2009