Are Images Real? 

2022 - 2023 ROLE: Lead Designer, Writer, Researcher. Web Development by Justin Clark. 

‘Are Images Real?’ is an interactive index of the history of image manipulation, from darkroom tricks of the 1800s to modern-day deepfakes and AI-generated images. It uses a graphic chronology and storytelling to explore the evolution of image manipulation from its earliest days to the present, examining the ways in which photographic images have been altered, distorted, and transformed over time. This project explores misleading photographic manipulation through three key eras: analog and film photography; digital images; and generative artificial intelligence. It allows users to filter famous images, video, important studies or technical developments. I created ‘Are Images Real?’ as part of my Fellowship at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.