pho·​to·​mon·​tage ˌfō-tō-män-ˈtäzh How to pronounce photomontage (audio)
: montage using photographic images
also : a picture made by photomontage

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web People talked about John Heartfield [a 20th century German artist who was a pioneer in the use of photomontage]. Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2022 The Arc de Triomphe project had been almost six decades in the making: In 1962, Christo had made a photomontage of the monument wrapped, and, in 1988, a collage. CNN, 27 Dec. 2021 In lockdown, a traveling master of the photomontage took on a radically new subject: the roiling sea near his home. New York Times, 7 Oct. 2021 Much of this revolutionary attitude passed into the photomontage. Jonathon Keats, Forbes, 31 May 2021 Where Emin considers the bedroom, the artist Martha Rosler—whose photomontage works appropriate pop culture—heads to another space in the home. Taylor Aldridge, ELLE Decor, 26 Feb. 2021 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, 7 Nov. 2019 At first glance, the image presents itself as a photomontage—as two separate photographs overlaid into one weirder formulation. Wired, 3 Oct. 2019 Kubicêk planned to fill his artist’s book with satirical photomontages and cartoons. M.j. Andersen, WSJ, 18 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of photomontage was in 1931

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“Photomontage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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