Monroe Gallery of Photography
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LIFE/STYLE, 70 years of style and culture as seen through the pages of LIFE Magazine

Santa Fe, Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar, is pleased to announce "LIFE/STYLE", an exhibition celebrating the 70th anniversary LIFE magazine and the publication of the new book "LIFE: 70 Years of Extraordinary Photography: Platinum Anniversary Collection". The exhibition opens with a public reception on Friday, January 12, 200, from 5 - 7 PM, and will continue through March 31.

For much of the past century, LIFE magazine has captured the major events of history with photographs that have remained ingrained in our consciousness. From the tumult of battle to the glamour of movie stars, from the wonders of nature to the coronation of kings, queens, and presidents, the work of LIFE magazine photographers is as much a history of American photojournalism as it is a history of the changing face of the latter part of the twentieth century.

Richard B. Stolley, a LIFE reporter, writer and editor for 30 years, writes in the book's Foreword: "Everyone who has worked at the magazine has his or her own stories about just when the realization came: This magazine means something to people, this is really something special. The public's confidence in the magazine was achieved partly because of the way we told stories - through photographs. People trusted pictures. And that photography lives on - in the magazine and now in this commemorative 70th anniversary book." Mr. Stolley joined LIFE in 1953 as a reporter, and over the next 30 years served both the weekly and monthly versions of the magazine as a writer and editor.

Model in ostrich feather-trimmed gown pausing to regard herself in grand mirror of the Molyneux atelier. Paris, France., 1932

Mr. Stolley will be a guest of honor at the opening reception and will sign copies of the new book.

The exhibition of more than 50 photographs features numerous classic images and several little-known gems that are sure to surprise and intrigue by preeminent LIFE photographers that vividly reflect our society's mindset at the time. Master photographers include: Harry Benson, Margaret Bourke-White, Cornell Capa, Robert Capa, Loomis Dean, John Dominis, Bill Eppridge, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Nina Leen, John Loengard, Joe McNally, Carl Mydans, Gordon Parks, Bill Ray, Mark Shaw, George Silk, Peter Stackpole, Ida Wyman, and many others. Gallery hours are 10 to 6 Monday through Saturday, 10 to 5 Sunday.

Restaurant Fashions, 1948

Beach Fashions, 1950

Dior Comes to Glasgow, 1957

Woman wearing fur jacket during cold spell, Miami Beach, Florida, 1940

Coco Channel at her desk, 1957

Grace Kelly

Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly
backstage at the 28th Annual Academy Awards, March 21, 1956.

Dior Dress, Fur Hat, 1954

Vanity Fair Sheer Gown

Masked Ball, Austria, 1950

Steve McQeen and his wife,
Neile Adams, in sulphur bath,
Big Sur, California, 1963

Noel Coward, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1955

Watching "Bwana Devil" in 3-D at the Paramount Theater, Hollywood, 1952

Marilyn Monroe Singing "Happy Birthday"
to President John F. Kennedy,
Madison Square Garden, NY, 1962

Looking East on 41st Street,
NYC, 1947

Hats in the Garment District,
New York, 1930

Frank Sinatra and Jackie Gleason, 1965

Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow
at Truman Capote's Ball,
New York, 1966

Models in the windows, New York, 1960

Girl in strobe light

Girl in Steam Shovel, New York

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