Nancy Luse, former Frederick News-Post reporter curated UNSHUTTERED: A Celebration of Frederick News-Post Photojournalism at the C. Burr Artz Library last year.
It journeys through the pre-digital age; an array monochromatic images and original clippings from the Frederick News-Post taken between the 1970s and 90s. With high demand and outpouring of love, the display has found a new home to be experienced and savored again.
An opening reception was held on Friday, February 3rd for the re-introduction of the exhibition at the Frederick Books Arts Center. Attendees were gifted the opportunity to speak with producer and journalist Nancy Luse and delve into Frederick News-Post history.
The Frederick Book Arts Center co-founder, Johnny Carrera is the grandson of the late Ethel Loeb, writer of the long-running FNP column, “The Great Frederick Fare.”
The showing will be at FBAC 217 W. Patrick St., where it will be on for public viewing through April 1st. It is open to the public during regular open hours: Monday (10am – 3pm), Tuesday (1 – 5pm), Wednesday (10am – 5pm), and Friday (10am – 3pm).
About UNSHUTTERED: A Celebration of Frederick News-Post Photojournalism —
Just several decades ago, it wasn’t unusual for a city to support more than one newspaper. Today, we suffer news deserts where no one is covering the town council or investigating the landfill that’s polluting a stream. Papers still publishing may only be available online and even with that, the staffs are a fraction of what they once were. That includes the people carrying a camera.
In UNSHUTTERED we endeavor to pay homage to the photojournalists at The Frederick News-Post who were there during the era of black & white film and twice-daily editions that boasted a larger news hole to go more in depth or cover more stories. This is not to diminish the hard work being done today, rather it’s to shine a light on what has come before and to impress upon people the importance of local news coverage.
Like most small city papers, The News-Post has historically relied on bread-and-butter stories of weather events, police activity, kids on the first day of school and people who grew potatoes that looked like Richard Nixon. But the city and county also generated national and world news. The Camp David peace summit and the scandalous White House aide who borrowed a helicopter for a golf outing come to mind.
With the support of The News-Post and the help of the Maryland Room at the C. Burr Artz Library, as well as the photographers themselves, we have gathered a collection of images that we believe represents that “golden age” of photojournalism.” #unshuttered
– Unshuttered Creators