Expanded Photography:
Collage and Cut Outs

Matthew Shlian

“The peculiar characteristics of photography and its approaches have opened up a new and immensely fantastic field for a creative human being,” wrote artist artist Hannah Höch (1889-1978) in 1934. Höch was a pioneer of collage and, notably, one of the few female members of the Berlin Dada movement. The subversive group emerged amidst the harsh landscape of WWI, disillusioned with social structures, politics and artistic conventions. Höch is recognized for making some of the earliest photomontages – spliced together from magazines, fashion images and illustrations. Here are five artists who offer a fresh take on the collage tradition: cutting, pasting, crumpling and overlaying to create new configurations.

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