April Fooled aims to remind students and the public that, while audio, image, and video manipulation is reaching new heights, the phenominon is not a new one. It also aims to empower viewers by introducing them to tools to identify manipulated images before sharing them.
This site is a companion to a pop-up poster exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, held in April 2018, and curated by Katherine Ahnberg, Patty Guardiola, Samantha Kirk, and Kenny Whitebloom.
The exhibit makes heavy use of Mia Fineman's fantastic volume Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop, an exhibition catalog from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A satirical postcard in which the titular poultry, loaded in the picture's wagon, are scaled up to larger than human-size.