Monroe Gallery of Photography
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A Thousand Words: Masters of Photojournalism






Santa Fe - Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar, is pleased to announce "A Thousand Words: Masters of Photojournalism", an exhibition of more than 60 great photographs from the field of photojournalism. The exhibition opens with a public reception on July 3 from 5 - 7 pm, and will continue through September 25.




Drum Major and Children, University of Michigan, 1951

The phrase "A picture is worth a thousand words" emerged in the early part of the 20th century, and is said to have been derived from a faulty translation of a Chinese proverb. However, the way a photograph can capture time, emotions, and feelings has made photography a unique art form. There are certain mysteries about great photographs that captivate viewers and cause us to pause in thought and remembrance. We have often seen these photographs reproduced numerous times in newspapers, magazines, books and documentaries. Universally relevant, they reflect the past, the present, and the changing times. These unforgettable images are imbedded in our collective consciousness; they are defining moments chronicling our visual history. They are, indeed, worth a thousand words.

In today's ocean of bad news for the press--picture editors being laid off, agency, newspapers and magazines closures,--an island of hope, history, and artistic recognition is thriving in the photographs featured in the exhibition. Included are several photographs never before shown at Monroe Gallery, and photographs collectively exhibited together for the first time.

The photographers in this exhibition have captured dramatic moments in time and illustrate the power of photography to inform, persuade, enlighten and enrich the viewer's life. These images also embody truth and beauty and represent what can genuinely be called "Masters of Photojournalism".



Navy CPO Graham Jackson Playing
"Going Home" as President Roosevelt's
Body is Carried, Warm Springs, GA,
April 13, 1945


On the 6:25 from Grand Central
to Stamford, CT,
November 22, 1963


Senator John F. Kennedy
Campaigning with his Wife
in Boston (©Time, Inc.)



John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting his father's coffin, November 25, 1963 with Ted Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Rose Kennedy, Peter Lawford, and Robert F. Kennedy in background.


Senator Robert Kennedy at a rally
in Sioux City, Iowa, 1966


Martin Luther King, Jr. Arrested on
a Loitering Charge, Montgomery,
September 3, 1958



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


1968 Olympics Black Power salute,
by John Dominis ©Time Inc


Black Muslim leader Malcolm X photographing Cassius Clay,
Miami, 1964



D-Day, Normandy, Omaha Beach,
June 6th, 1944


Marines of the 28th Regiment of the 5th Division Raise the American Flag Atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 1945


Japanese Surrender on Board
the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay,
September 2, 1945
(©Life Magazine/Time Warner Inc.)



General Douglas MacArthur Landing at Luzon (©Time Inc.)


Winston Churchill, Liverpool, 1951


V-J Day in Times Square, New York,
August 14, 1945 (©Time Inc)



Gandhi walking with close advisors
and family members, India, 1946


Mary Vecchio grieving over stain student, Kent State, May 4, 1940


The Soiling of Old Glory



Villagers Fleeing a Napalm Strike,
Village of Trang Bang,
Vietnam, June 8, 1972
©2004 The Associated Press


Street Execution of a Viet Cong
Prisoner, Saigon, 1968


Israeli Soldier, 1970



Jackson Pollock Painting in his Studio, Springs, NY, 1949 by Martha Holmes
©Time Inc


CGeorgia O'Keeffe climbs on roof,
Abiqui, 1967


Pablo Picasso and Francoise Gilot,1951



"Vote", Selma March,1965


On the Road, the Selma March, 1965


American Gothic, Washington, DC,
1943 (Ella Watson)



Mannequins after Nuclear test,
Yucca Flats, Nevada, May, 1955


The Berlin wall comes down,
Berlin,1989


Mrs. Chaney and young Ben,
James Chaney funeral,
Meridian, Mississippi, 1964



Migrant woman by the side of
the road, Texas, 1937


You Have Seen Their Faces:
Little boy and hound dog, 1936


Ice Skating Waiter,
St. Moritz, 1932



Woodstock,1969


Apollo 11 Roll-Out, Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 20, 1969


Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. on the lunar surface, 1969 by NASA



Jackie Robinson rounding Third base during World series against the Yankees, 1955


Mickey Mantle Having A Bad Day At Yankee Stadium, New York, 1965


President John F. Kennedy



Frank Sinatra and Jackie Gleason, 1965


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


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



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