Monroe Gallery of Photography
Monroe Gallery of Photography


July 1 through September 25, 2011

Marines of the 28th Regiment of the 5th Division Raise the American Flag Atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 1945
Monroe Gallery of Photography is pleased to present an exhibition celebrating the gallery's ten years in Santa Fe: "History's Big Picture"; July 1 through September 25, 2011

Over the past ten years and over more than 55 exhibitions, Monroe Gallery has consistently exhibited the masters of 20th and 21st Century Photojournalism.

"History's Big Picture" mines the depth and breadth of Monroe Gallery's archives and is combined with new, never-before exhibited photojournalism masterpieces, from the early 1920's to the present day. "History's Big Picture" highlights both the significant and the idiosyncratic and embodies how Monroe Gallery has helped shape the understanding and appreciation of photojournalism locally and worldwide. In March of 2011, the respected E-Photo Newsletter named Monroe Gallery "the most influential gallery devoted to photojournalism".

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. Universally relevant, they reflect the past, the present, and the changing times. These unforgettable images are imbedded in our collective consciousness; they form a sort of shared visual heritage for the human race, a treasury of significant memories. Many of the photographs featured in this exhibition not only moved the public at the time of their publication, and continue to have an impact today, but set social and political changes in motion, transforming the way we live and think.

Photographs in the exhibition relate to events that represent the culmination of a development or the eruption of social forces. Looking at the pictorial documentation of such revolutionary events we often get the impression that we are feeling the pulse of history more intensively than at other times. Although often not beautiful, or easy, they are images that shake and disquiet us; and are etched in our memories forever.

Thomas Mann accepting Nobel Peace Prize, Stockholm, 1929

The First Meeting of Mussolini and Hitler, Venice, June 13, 1934

Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Geneva
September, 1933

Transient worker camp near Raymondsville, Texas, 1936

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

Daughter of Migrant Workers near Raymondville, Texas, 1937 ®Time Inc.

Demonstrators in a Works Progress Administration (WPA) Strike, 1937 ®Time Inc.

Chain Gang" of New York Stock Exchange Officers Carries Traded Securities Each Day to Banks and Brokerage Houses ®Time Inc.

Ministers Meeting, Fascist Rome
Italy, 1940

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

General Douglas MacArthur Landing at Luzon ®Time Inc.

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

Buchenwald Prisoners, 1945 ®Time Inc.

Female French Collaborator Having Her Head Shaved During Liberation of Marseilles, 1944

V-E Day, Paris, 1945 - Photo by Ralph Morse

Mother and Child in Hiroshima, 4 Months After the Atomic Bomb Dropped

V-J Day in Times Square, New York
Aug 14, 1945 ® Time Inc.

Homecoming Prisoners, Vienna, 1947

Men of the Garment District Read of President Roosevelt's Death, NYC, 1945

Navy CPO Graham Jackson Playing

Winston Churchill, Liverpool, 1951

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

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

Brooklyn Dodger Fans celebrating 1955 World Series victory, Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 1955 - Photo by Martha Holmes

Fidel Castro (C, rear) giving press conference after arriving at outskirts of Havana, 1959

Che Guevara on CBS' Face the Nation, 1964

John F. Kennedy at his home in Hyannis Port, MA, during a break from an interview with Walter Cronkite, 1963

President John F. Kennedy visiting Berlin, 1963

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

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

Gandhi, India, 1946

Martin Luther King, Alabama, 1965

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

Fire hoses aimed at demonstrators, Birmingham, 1963

The Little Rock Nine enter classroom to register after escort from Army's 101st Airborne Division, September 24, 1957

"White Women", Arkansas, 1961

"Vote", Selma March,1965

On the Road, the Selma March, 1965

Dr. Martin Luther King assassination, Memphis,Tenn., April 4, 1968 - Photograph by Joseph Louw

The Chaney family as they depart for the burial of James Chaney, Meridian, Mississippi, August 7, 1964

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

1968 Olympics Black Power salute - Photo by John Dominis ®Time Inc.

Street Execution of a Viet Cong Prisoner, Saigon, 1968

Woodstock, 1969

U.S. Marines at battle of Hue, Vietnam, 1968 - Photo by John Olsen

Robert F. Kennedy in front of a poster of his brother, Columbus, Ohio, 1968

Bobby Kennedy campaigns in IN during May of 1968, with various aides and friends: former prizefighter Tony Zale and (right of Kennedy) N.F.L. stars Lamar Lundy, Rosey Grier, and Deacon Jones

Busboy Juan Romero tries to comfort Presidential candidate Bobby Kennedy after assassination attempt, June 5, 1968

Brown Sisters Walk to School, Topeka, Kansas, 1953 - Photograph by Carl Iwasaki

Mary Vecchio grieving over stain student, Kent State, May 4, 1970

The Soiling of Old Glory

Emma Booker Elementary School
Sept 11, 2001

Firefighters at Ground Zero
Sept. 11, 2001 ®Bergen Record

Ground Zero, New York City
September 14, 2001

Iraq "War Games", Baghdad, Iraq, July 2, 2007 - Photo by Hadi Mizban

Funeral for Iraq War Soldier, Morley, Michigan,2006

Helicopter Fly By, All America Day with the 82nd Airborne, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, 2006 - Photo by Nina Berman

Stealth Bomber, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 2007 - Photo by Nina Berman

Ty Gets Dressed For His Wedding, 2006 - Photo by Nina Berman

Ty with Flags, 2006 - Photo by Nina Berman

Marine Wedding, 2006 - Photo by Nina Berman

Leenawee County Fair, Michigan, 2007

Funeral for Iraq War Soldier, Lake Orion, Michigan,2006

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