Monroe Gallery of Photography will be exhibiting important selections from 20th and 21st Century photojournalists and documentary photographers. Recently, documentary evidence has been denied or disputed by those in power, and coupled with the US administration's attacks on the press, the exhibit is a reminder that photojournalism is a vital and necessary component of a free society.
Highlights include Ryan Vizzions dramatic photographs from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests at Standing Rock in 2016-7; a selection of images depicting the tumult of the year 1968; photographs portraying the immigrant experience of contemporary Syrian refugees alongside an image of illegal immigrant workers detained for deportation during “Operation Wetback” in 1954; a magnificent large-format color photograph of recycled environmental remnants by Stephen Wilkes; and historic work by Art Shay and Tony Vaccaro, both now 95 years old. We are especially excited to have Tony Vaccaro present in our booth for most days of the Show. During World War II, although he was denied access to the Signal Corps, Tony was determined to photograph the war and had his portable 35mm Argus C-3 with him as he fought on the front lines of the war in Europe. Tony went on to become one the most sought after photographers of his day, working for LIFE, LOOK, and numerous fashion and advertising campaigns.
Monroe Gallery of Photography was founded by Sidney S. Monroe and Michelle A. Monroe. Building on more than five decades of collective experience, the gallery specializes in classic photography with an emphasis on humanist and photojournalist imagery. Gallery hours are 10 to 5 daily. Admission is free. For further information, please call: 505.992.0800; E-mail: [email protected]. Interviews with select photographers and Media kit with images available upon request.