Photojournalism in 20th Century America
For AIPAD 2013 we present an exhibition of rare vintage prints portraying famous events and news stories. Some of the large-format pieces are precious art prints, others are wire-transmitted, all are extraordinary photographs of artistic, historic and cultural significance.
The exhibition is focused on stop-the-press pictures that have not only documented but helped to define history, including Pulitzer Prize and Picture of the Year photographs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s.
The highlight of this first-of-its-kind exhibition is a series of large-format vintage prints from 1937 illustrating the tragic destruction of the Hindenburg. This event marks the first time a news picture made it nationwide into the next morning’s paper and represents an immense development in the use and significance of photo-reportage.