Art Gallery of Alberta

Cutline: From the Photography Archives of The Globe and Mail
July 1, 2017-November 12, 2017


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Unknown Photographer
Dorothy Cameron, Toronto art dealer, 1965
Gift of The Globe and Mail Newspaper to the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada

Unknown Photographer
Dave John Bryant and son in Toronto for peace demonstration, 1961
Gift of The Globe and Mail Newspaper to the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada

John Maiola
Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau donned cleats for a kickoff that travelled less than 10 yards, 1968
Gift of The Globe and Mail Newspaper to the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada



Description

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