Monroe Gallery of Photography
Monroe Gallery of Photography


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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