pho·​to·​mon·​tage | \ ˌfō-tō-män-ˈtäzh How to pronounce photomontage (audio) , -mōⁿ(n)- \

Definition of photomontage

: montage using photographic images also : a picture made by photomontage

Examples of photomontage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her book recalls the photomontages of Hannah Höch, in which objects, text, and images from the German media are scissored up and juxtaposed, producing unexpected scenarios that feel all the more truthful for their strangeness. Mireille Juchau, The New Yorker, "How Dreams Change Under Authoritarianism," 7 Nov. 2019 At first glance, the image presents itself as a photomontage—as two separate photographs overlaid into one weirder formulation. Wired, "Depth of Field: When Photographs Turn the Real Into the Surreal," 3 Oct. 2019 Kubicêk planned to fill his artist’s book with satirical photomontages and cartoons. M.j. Andersen, WSJ, "‘Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943-55’ Review: Creativity in the Shadow of War," 18 Apr. 2018 Abstract photomontages of Montreal street life adorn the whitewashed walls. New York Times, "At the Boxotel in Montreal, Life Is Lofty," 3 Feb. 2018 For breaking, the authors cite Cubism, shotgun sequencing of DNA and photomontage in film. The Economist, "Creative sparkWhat makes humans inventive?," 11 Jan. 2018 Back at his eighth-floor corner office at the Brookings Institution, Wittes steers me to his political curios, like a bizarre photomontage sent to him after a visit to Guantánamo Bay. Simon Van Zuylen-wood, Daily Intelligencer, "The Man Who Made Liberals Newly Enamored of the Deep State," 11 July 2017 As an example, one of the most successful and ironic photomontages showed the face of Otavio Frias Filho – the owner of the newspaper – over the body of Darth Vader. Bruce Sterling, WIRED, "More Brazilian Cyberpolitics," 19 Dec. 2010

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Photomontage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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