The Hachette Book Group News Art Manipulated Photographs presents the unexplored visual history of the melding of art, photography, and journalism. It is the first such type of work that gives the accurate copy or story emphasis in newspapers. These images from 1900–1960 illustrate the range of art enhancement from simple outlining or airbrushing to complete over painting. Even if other newspapers used a copy of the same photograph, the artistic preparation was unique. The subjects are as varied as our world: crime scenes, world events, social and business personalities, and human interest stories
These hand-painted news photographs offer collectors that opportunity in a photographic field that is still available and open to discovery. News Art will serve as a guide to these fascinating photographs, providing curators and collectors a primary resource for comparison, identification, and rarity.