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Cutline: From the Photography Archives of The Globe and Mail

Black and white photo - Woman holding For Rent sign in window

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

From its library of press photographs, The Globe and Mail donated 25,000 prints to the newly formed Canadian Photography Institute at the National Gallery of Canada.

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 

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Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: closed


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AGA members
Youth 0-17
Alberta students 18+
Out-of-province students
General admission
Seniors 65+


2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1