Art Gallery of Alberta
July 1 to November 12, 2017
A cutline is the descriptive caption on the back of a photographic print. This exhibition of press photographs—drawn from the 25,000 prints donated by The Globe and Mail to the newly formed Canadian Photography Institute at the National Gallery of Canada—uses select image captions to highlight the pictorial conventions employed by news photographers and picture editors from the 1950s through 1980s.
Revisit the golden age of newspaper photography through The Globe and Mail’s archives. Powerful, compelling and provocative, these photographs were the lens through which Canadians witnessed the defining moments of the twentieth century: war, political events, social revolutions and cultural icons.
Organized by the CANADIAN PHOTOGRAPHY INSTITUTE of the National Gallery of Canada, The Globe and Mail and Archive of Modern Conflict as part of the NGC@AGA exhibition series