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Nooze Hounds: Photojournalist Grant Baldwin Becomes the Story

Episode 60

Grant Baldwin, wearing a hat, black tank top and a camera around his neck, smiles at the camera.
Grant Baldwin (Photo by Kris Krug)

On episode 60 of the Nooze Hounds podcast, Ryan 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. 


Another photo that Baldwin shot for Queen City Nerve of an activist being arrested by Gaston County Sheriff deputies during a protest over the removal of a Confederate monument in front of the Gaston County courthouse. That photo was rejected by the museum director, who cited ongoing litigation related to the arrest and the fact that county employees were pictured in it. 

An activist is arrested in front of the Gaston County Courthouse in 2020. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)

On the podcast, Ryan and Grant also discuss their careers, as they have both been working in Charlotte for the same length of time, having both started with coverage of Occupy Charlotte, and have covered many of the same beats in the time since. They talk about the differences between journalism and photojournalism, and what advice Grant had for up-and-coming photographers who want to cover more news. 

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