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,

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


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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