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Iconic Photographs With Their Subjects Removed
By Anthea Quay, 05 Jan 2012
Visual artist Pavel Maria Smejkal created a series of images that feature iconic photographs with their subjects digitally-removed from them.
‘Fatescapes’ considers how a photograph becomes iconic and what makes it indelible for generations.
What’s left on the photographs are scenes that might look like nothing ever happened before.
Smejkal questions the reality and whether or not photographs should be viewed as accurate representations.
“What a photograph portrays and what we project onto it are often different things,” The New York Times wrote. “Photojournalists choose one instant and frame the image as they see fit. Even the best results, the most dramatic results, rarely provide context or nuance.”
Can you identify these digitally-edited iconic photographs?
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