Above the Fold: The Photographers of the “Gloucester Daily Times,” 1973-2005
Dec. 1, 2023 March 17, 2024
The residents of Cape Ann have looked to The Gloucester Daily Times, founded in 1888, for over 135 years to get their news. This award-winning periodical stands apart for its hyper-local focus on the people who live, work, and play on Cape Ann.
The Cape Ann Museum presents its next special exhibition, Above the Fold: The Photographers of the “Gloucester Daily Times,” 1973-2005, featuring a selection of works by photographers shooting for the Times for over three decades. The captivating photographs in this exhibition draw on an important archive of an estimated one million photographs which is a recent acquisition donated to CAM by the North of Boston Media Group.
Building on the success of the Museum’s exhibition featuring the work of long-time staff photographer Charlie Lowe in 2009, this new exhibition, Above the Fold, will focus on the newspaper’s next generation of staff photographers while highlighting Lowe’s legacy and influence. The exhibition shares the important role local journalism, and specifically photojournalism, plays in documenting community. Through photographs and personal accounts of more than a dozen GDT photographers, Above the Fold reflects on over 25 years of people and stories in Cape Ann through the photography that has and continues to bring us together.
Photographers on the coast, November 4th, 1991. Photograph by Cristin Gisler. Gloucester Daily Times Collection of the Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Gloucester, MA. Gift of The North of Boston Media Group, 2021 [Acc. #2021.021].