© Jerry N. Uelsmann

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Untitled 1970
Uelsmann has been creating photomontages since the 1960s. His work was perceived as a challenge to those American modernist photographers who used photography primarily as a recording tool, and valued the integrity of the negative above all else. In this photograph, Uelsmann has seamlessly combined two negatives. Often blending human, animal and inanimate forms, his photographs defy rational explanation, in preference for a world of fantasy and hallucination. Photographs such as this anticipate the current age of digital photography and manipulation.

Glossary Open


A general term used to describe the various movements in art from the late 19th century to the 1960s, encompassing a broad range of styles.


The combination of two or more photographs (or pieces of them) to form a single image.

Modernism, Photomontage


  • Acc. No. GMA 2926
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 34.00 x 25.00 cm
  • Credit Presented by the photographer 1984