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

Examples of photomontage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Between its covers, more treasures await: This copy of Breakfast at Tiffany’s includes rarely seen photomontages created by David Attie, a protegé of Alexey Brodovitch (the renowned art director of Harper’s Bazaar from 1934 to 1958), in 1956. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 4 Apr. 2024 In addition, the book comes with a portfolio of the full set of photomontages by David Attie. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 12 Mar. 2024 The cover of the final issue, dated April 1945, after his liberation, is a photomontage of two people climbing out of a hatch. Nina Siegal, New York Times, 18 Dec. 2023 Magnolia trees and other local symbols appear in her compositions on paper that mix watercolors and photomontage. Siddhartha Mitter, New York Times, 22 Sep. 2023 Mitchell-Innes & Nash included the photomontages in a show of Rosler’s feminist works from the 1960s, ’70s and present day that opened late last year, just months after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Alice Newell-Hanson Sean Donnola, New York Times, 9 Aug. 2023 The earliest self-portrait, from 1930, is a photomontage collaboration between Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore. Mark Feeney,, 7 June 2023 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

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of photomontage was in 1931

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“Photomontage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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