Monroe Gallery of Photography
Monroe Gallery of Photography


STEVE SCHAPIRO

Exhibition of photographs by one of the most respected American documentary photographers



Santa Fe-Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar, is honored to announce an extensive exhibition of more than 50 significant photographs by Steve Schapiro of events that would shape a generation, and people who were considered among the most dynamic of this past century. The exhibition opens with a reception for the photographer on Saturday, September 29, from 5 to 7 PM, and will continue through November 18.

Concurrently, "Schapiro's Heroes" is being published by Powerhouse Books.

Schapiro was a disciple of the great photographer W. Eugene Smith, and shared Smith's passion for black and white documentary work. From the beginning of Schapiro's career, he had already set a mission for himself: to chronicle the "American Life". One of the most respected American documentary photographers, Steve Schapiro has photographed major stories for most of the world's most prominent magazines, including Life, Look, Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, People, and Paris Match.

Schapiro's photographs resonate vividly now, some 40 to 50 years later. In his photographs, everything and everyone self-evidently meant something, so people wore words as well as thinking them and speaking them. They bore their convictions on their sleeves, wrote them on walls, carried them as signs, painted them on their faces, stitched them to their hats, clipped them to their lips, aspiring to become those words incarnate. In contrast, Steve feels that we are now going through, as he calls it, a "period of American valium."



Martin Luther King, Alabama, 1965


Martin Luther King, Birmingham, Alabama, 1963


Martin Luther King, Alabama, 1965



Martin Luther King, Mississippi, 1965


Martin Luther King, Alabama, 1965


On the Road, the Selma March, 1965



"I Ain't Going...", New York, 1968


"Vote", Selma March,1965


Allen Ginsberg, New York, 1963



Robert F. Kennedy Campaign, California, 1966


Robert F. Kennedy


Robert F. Kennedy, Hickory Hill, Maryland



Robert F. Kennedy


President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline, 1963


Samuel Beckett, 1964



Cassius Clay, Lexington, Kentucky, 1963


Cassius Clay, Lexington, Kentucky, 1963


Under the boardwalk,Coney Island, New York, April,1959



Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, and Entourage, New York, 1965


Andy Warhol, The Factory, New York


Rene Magritte, MOMA, New York, 1965



Barbara Streisand


Barbara Streisand, Kenya, Up The Sandbox


Amateur Hour, ApolloTheater, Harlem 1961



Truman Capote, Holcomb, Kansas, April,1967


Truman Capote, Holcomb, Kansas, April,1967


Three Men, New York, 1961



James Baldwin, Harlem, New York, 1963


Ray Charles, 1965


Ray Charles, 1965



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