Podcast: Photojournalist Grant Balwin on Removal of LBGQT Picture from Exhibit
June 18, 2022 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography
On episode 60 of the Nooze Hounds podcast, Ryan Pitkin talks to photojournalist Grant Baldwin about a story that made national headlines this week after one his photo of two men kissing was removed from an exhibit at the Gaston County Museum of Art & History at the request of Gaston County Manager Kim Eagle.Charlotte photojournalist Grant Baldwin discusses how he found himself at the center of a story that made national headlines this week after a photo he took of two men kissing was removed from an exhibit at a Gaston County history museum.
This photograph is included in the Monroe Gallery of Photography exhibit "Imagine A World Without Photojournalism" July 1 - September 18
Photographs in the exhibition cover 20th- and 21st- century societal and political change, from the battles of World War II to the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s, from the frenzy of Presidential campaigns to the January 6 Insurrection on the United States Capitol. The exhibit includes a photograph from the 2019 Charlotte, North Carolina Gay Pride parade that the Gaston County manager ordered removed from a Gaston County museum exhibit on June 15, 2022.