Metropolitan Museum of Art

Faking It

Person using the Faking It iPad app to navigate from the attract screen to the quiz.

The Faking It iPad app was developed for the Met exhibition Faking It: Photomanipulation Before Photoshop. The goal of the application was to develop an experience that could model critical thinking about the conditions and contexts of photographic creation – for satire, propaganda, lying, defamation, and art for art’s sake.

The app includes a simple quiz game that breaks down common photomanipulation practices described in the exhibit and challenges users to figure if and how a photo was manipulated. Faking It was produced in collaboration with the Digital Media department at the Met, who provided content direction production.

Photomanipulation before Photoshop.


  • New York, NY


  • 2011