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A New Context: Photographs from the Baltimore Sun Revisited

Miss Europe Congratulated by Runners-Up
Associated Press Wirephoto
Istanbul, Turkey, 1953

Eloisa Cianni, Miss Italy, is kissed by Marlene Dee, Miss England, after Cianni was chosen as Miss Europe. Sylviane Carpentier, Miss France, who shared second place with Miss Dee in the contest, is at left.

April 8 – May 31, 2013

News photographs are an integral part of newspapers. They equally illustrate, document, and interpret the news. Historically, newspaper editors and artists used hand-working on photographs to give emphasis, drama, and legibility to the primary events of the image. The alterations would mostly become invisible once the newspaper was printed. Seeing the original photographs showing the editing marks is a multilayered cultural and aesthetic experience, and reveals a new context in this exhibition featuring 90 news photographs from the 1920s to the 1970s selected from UMBC’s Baltimore Sun archive.

Fatal Accident
Clarence B. Garrett
Baltimore, Maryland, 1972

Two persons were killed and six hurt when this car crashed on Northern Parkway. 
Siamese Cats 
Richard Stacks
Baltimore, MAryland, 1965 

Siamese Cats of Mrs. Rita Bonaventura were among the 300 or so that competed for honors at the Civic Center in the third annual championship show of the Chesapeake Cat Club.
Marylanders In the U.S. Armed Forces in South Vietnam
South Vietnam, 1968

Specialist 4 George Johnson of Ellicott City is shown with his unit in South Vietnam.
John Eager Howard (Statue) 
Frank A. Miller
Baltimore, Maryland, 1949

John Eager Howard directing traffic on N. Charles St. at Mount Vernon Place.

Public Program

6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Symposium on Print Media, Photography & Art

William F. Zorzi The Wire, Writer, Editor, Actor; Baltimore Sun, Reporter, Retired

Jed Kirschbaum Baltimore Sun, Photographer, Retired

Tom Beck AOK Gallery, UMBC, Chief Curator

Christophe Corbett Department of English, UMBC, Professor


Exhibition Views

The presentation of A New Context: Photographs from the Baltimore Sun Revisited at UMBC is supported in part by an arts program grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support comes from the Friends of the Library & Gallery, the Libby Kuhn Endowment, and individual contributions.

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