Photo Friday: Illusion

 

Illusion

In the pre-digital age of photography, practitioners explored the concept of illusion by staging scenes and darkroom manipulation as well as by careful positioning of their subjects and their cameras. This selection of images includes work by Richard Avedon, Lotte Beese, Karl Blossfeldt, André Kertész, Arthur Tress, Ruth Hollos, Erich Consemüller, Minor White, Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Emmanuel Rudnitsky.