Newspaper photography creates narrative and demands the cooperation of the photographer, the editor and the subject. This practice was born out of traditions that stretched back to early news photographs which were re-interpreted by an engraver before the image could be published. A retoucher employed ink and paint to bring out salient details and to provide cropping instructions to the newspaper designers. The edited news photograph was not intended to exist today—it was only to be known through reproductions, a practice that conceals its conceptual significance. A New Context: Photographs from the Baltimore Sun reveals that edited photograph.
Find out more about A New Context, including gallery hours and TheBaltimore Sun archives here.
This exhibition is sponsored by TheBaltimore Sun.