News Art: Manipulated Photographs From the Burns Archive presents the unexplored visual history, of the melding of art, photography, and journalism. It is the first work to document the fascinating combination of art and photography necessary to achieve accurate copy or story emphasis in newspapers. These images range from 1890-1950 and illustrate the range of art enhancement - from simple outlining or airbrushing to complete over-painting. They are individual and unique creations dealing with a variety of subjects, including: crime scenes, world events, social and business personalities, and human interest stories.
News Art serves as a guide to these fascinating photographs, providing curators and collectors a primary resource for comparison, identification, and rarity.