Monroe Gallery of Photography
Monroe Gallery of Photography


ARMED WITH A CAMERA




April 25 - June 27

Monroe Gallery of Photography is honored to announce a major retrospective exhibition of photographs by the renowned photographer Eddie Adams. The exhibition opens with a public reception with Adam's widow, Alyssa Adams, on Friday, April 25 from 5 - 7 PM. "Armed With A Camera" will continue through June 27.




Street execution of a Viet Cong prisoner, Saigon, 1968

The exhibition of more than 65 photographs spans the entire range of Adams' legendary career, and includes rare vintage work prints from the personal studio collection of Eddie Adams. This year marks with the 40th anniversary of Adam's iconic "Street Execution of a Vietcong prisoner", taken in 1968 in Saigon during the height of the Vietnam War. The shocking photograph, of the Chief of Police shooting a member of the Vietcong in the head, instantly appeared in newspapers and magazines world-wide and has been widely credited with turning American popular sentiment against the Vietnam War. The exhibition also coincides with the publication in September of "Eddie Adams: Vietnam" by Umbrage Editions, with never-before seen photographs, field diaries, and memoirs with an essay by Hal Buell, Associated Press Bureau Chief, and other notable contributors.

One of the most honored and most published photographers of our time, Eddie Adams was also one of the most versatile. Eddie Adams passed away on September 19, 2004. His legacy continues in the annual photojournalism workshop, Barnstorm: The Eddie Adams Workshop, which he created in 1988, and is still running strong today. This exhibition is the first time a comprehensive collection of his photographs have been exhibited and available to collectors.



Untouchable children, India, 1978


Starvation, Haiti, 1976


Brother and Sister, Cambodia, 1979



Amazon Children, 1978


Haitian Children, 1976


Mother Teresa cradling an armless baby orphan at her order's orphanage in Calcutta, India, 1978



Mother Teresa, India,1978


Woman in India,1978


"Boat of No Smiles", 1977



Boat of no smiles, Vietnamese Refugees, Gulf of Siam, Thanksgiving Day,1977


Haitian Women waiting for food, 1976


Haitian Women waiting for food, 1976



Kek Galabru, Cambodia,1999


Marine Crossfire, Vietnam,1965


Dead Vietcong, Saigon, 1968



Prisoner being escorted, Saigon,1968


Street execution of a Viet Cong prisoner, Saigon, 1968


General holstering gun after execution, Saigon,1968



Black Soldier U.S. 1st Cavalry, Vietnam, 1966


Israeli Soldier, 1970


Coal Miner, West Virginia, 1969



Untouchable Man, India, 1978


Shepherd, Bethlehem, 1970


Anwar Sadat, 1978



Louis Armstrong ,Las Vegas, 1970


Malcolm X, New York, 1964


Arthur Rubenstein, New York, 1966



Gordon Parks, 1994


Muhammad Ali


At John F. Kennedy's funeral, Jacqueline Kennedy held the flag that had covered her husband's coffin.



Jimmy Durante, 1965


Louis Armstrong, Las Vegas, 1970


Arnold Schwarzenegger, Los Angeles, 2003



Bill Cosby, NYC, 2003 flower


Hill and Gully Riders, New Kensington, PA, 1958


Statue of Liberty



Apartment Building, New York, July 4, 1976


Workers at the World Trade Center construction, 1973


World Trade Center construction, 1973



John F. Kennedy lies in State, The Rotunda, U.S. Capitol Building, 1963


President Ronald Reagan, The White House, 1983


President Ronald Reagan, The White House, 1981



Clint Eastwood,"The Unforgiven", 1991


Clint Eastwood, "The Unforgiven", Los Angeles, 1991


Bette Davis, 1983



Aung San Suu Kyi, Cambodia, 2003


Fidel Castro, Havana, 1984


Castro, Havana, 1984



Castro, Havana, 1984


Anwar Sadat, 1978


Ray Charles, 2002



Jerry Lewis, Las Vegas, 1984


Chinese Soldiers, Peking, 1975


Blue Mosque, Turkey, 1975



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