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 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 Abstract photomontages of Montreal street life adorn the whitewashed walls. New York Times, 3 Feb. 2018 For breaking, the authors cite Cubism, shotgun sequencing of DNA and photomontage in film. The Economist, 11 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of photomontage

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Photomontage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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