Photomontage

Photomontage is the process (and result) of making a composite photograph by cutting and joining a number of other photographs. The composite picture is sometimes photographed so that the final image is converted back into a seamless photographic print. Today, image-editing software, although not using film, produces similar results. This latter technique is referred to by professionals as "compositing", and in casual usage is often called "photoshopping".

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'Group of Royal Family'
by and after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
early 1860s
NPG x132718

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Queen Victoria and their children, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, circa 1861 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Queen Victoria and their children
by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
circa 1861
NPG Ax9571

David Ball; David Ball; Angus McBean, by Angus McBean, 1956 - NPG  - © estate of Angus McBean / National Portrait Gallery, London

David Ball; David Ball; Angus McBean
by Angus McBean
1956
NPG x39318

Angus McBean, by Angus McBean, 1960 - NPG  - © estate of Angus McBean / National Portrait Gallery, London

Angus McBean
by Angus McBean
1960
NPG x39317

Duncan Grant, by Godfrey Argent, 7 June 1968 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Duncan Grant
by Godfrey Argent
7 June 1968
NPG x88049

Identity, by Liz Rideal, 1985 - NPG  - © Liz Rideal / National Portrait Gallery, London

Identity
by Liz Rideal
1985
NPG D11008

Sir Richard Branson, by David Stefan Mach, 1999 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Richard Branson
by David Stefan Mach
1999
NPG 6494

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