Cut and Paste: How Photographers are Bringing Back the Collage
By Brada - 4 min read
Take out your scissors.
Collage became a popular art form in the early 20th century. It was a new way for artists like Picasso and Braque to express themselves using newspaper clippings and colorful paper rather than just paint.
As photography gained popularity, artists began cutting up pictures and reassembling them into what’s called a photomontage: A new photo, made from elements of existing ones.
Today, the overwhelming majority of photos are digital and it has become easier than ever to remix them on the cutting table. Only that it now happens with software rather than scissors.
We’ve seen more and more photographers doing that on EyeEm – some of them edit their photos to turn them into collages, others shoot in a way that makes them look reassembled. In this curated collection, we’re showing you photos in the tradition of collage – all with a modern twist.
Header image by @maximilianschulz.