Monroe Gallery of Photography
Monroe Gallery of Photography


"History in Pictures"
February 15 through April 7, 2019


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

“History In Pictures” is a gripping selection of images that brings home the power of visual storytelling. 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. Several of the photographs in the exhibition are consistently referred to as among the most influential photographs in history; they shaped the way we think, changed the way we live, and some were turning points in our human experience.

Looking at the pictorial documentation of such extraordinary 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.

Title: The First Meeting of Mussolini and Hitler,Venice, June 13,1934
Artist: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Title: Buchenwald Prisoners, 1945 (Time Inc.)
Artist: Margaret Bourke-White
Title: Mother and Child in Hiroshima, Four Months After the Atomic Bomb Dropped
Artist: Alfred Eisenstaedt

Title: D-Day, Normandy, Omaha Beach, June 6th, 1944.
Artist: Robert Cappa
Title: Marines of the 28th Regiment of the 5th Division Raise the American Flag Atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 1945
Artist: Joe Rosenthal
Title: Winston Churchill, Liverpool, 1951
Artist: Alfred Eisenstaedt

Title: Japanese Surrender on Board the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945 (Life Magazine/Time Warner Inc.)
Artist: Carl Mydans
Title: Hitler’s Window, Germany, 1945
Artist: Tony Vaccaro
Title: Kiss of Liberation: Sergeant Gene Costanzo kneels to kiss a little girl during spontaneous celebrations in the main square of the town of St. Briac, France, August 14, 1944
Artist: Tony Vaccaro

Title: Drum Major and Children, University of Michigan, 1951
Artist: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Title: Children at a Puppet Theatre, Paris, 1963 Time Inc.
Artist: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Title: Back Alley Joy, 1965
Artist: Art Shay

Title: John F. Kennedy, Cape Canaveral in 1962 where he spoke to NASA personnel before giving his famous speech at Rice University about going to the moon
Artist: Bob Gomel
Title: In a Los Angeles hotel suite, John F. Kennedy confers with his brother and campaign manager Bobby during the 1960 Democratic National Convention.
Artist: Hank Walker
Title: Nixon Women await his arrival, O’Hare Airport, 1968
Artist: Art Shay

Title: On the 6:25 from Grand Central to Stamford, CT, November 22, 1963
Artist: Carl Mydans
Title: 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.
Artist: Stan Stearns
Title: Navy CPO Graham Jackson Playing
Artist: Ed Clark

Title: Street Execution of a Viet Cong Prisoner, Saigon, 1968
Artist: Eddie Adams
Title: Boat of no smiles, Vietnamese Refugees, Gulf of Siam, Thanksgiving Day,1977
Artist: Eddie Adams
Title: Mary Vecchio grieving over stain student, Kent State, May 4, 1970
Artist: John Filo

Title: The Soiling of Old Glory
Artist: Stanley J. Forman
Title: Watching the Selma March, “Things go better with Coke”, 1965
Artist: Steve Schapiro
Title: Rosa Parks, Selma March, 1965
Artist: Steve Schapiro

Title: At the end of the Selma March, 1965
Artist: Steve Schapiro
Title: 1968 Olympics Black Power salute, Time Inc
Artist: John Dominis
Title: Fire hoses aimed at Demonstrators, Birmingham, Alabama, 1963
Artist: Charles Moore

Title: 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
Artist: Bill Eppridge
Title: The Kennedy campaign travels through the Watts section of Los Angeles on the last day before the primary, 1968
Artist: Bill Eppridge
Title: The Robert F. Kennedy funeral train travels through Trenton, New Jersey
Artist: Bill Eppridge

Title: Nelson Mandela dances with schoolchildren at a campaign event, 1994
Artist: Brooks Kraft
Title: Cesar Chavez, California, 1974
Artist: Bill Eppridge
Title: Gandhi with thread, India, 1946
Artist: Margaret Bourke-White

Title: A lone man stops a column of tanks near Tiananmen Square, 1989 Beijing, China
Artist: Jeff Widener
Title: Anti-Government Protest, Seoul, Korea 1994
Artist: Jeff Widener
Title: NATO Protest, Chicago, 2012
Artist: Nina Berman

Title: Beatles Pillow Fight, Hotel George V, Paris, 1964
Artist: Harry Benson
Title: Muhammad Ali Knocks Out Sonny Liston, Lewiston, Maine, May 25, 1965
Artist: Neil Leifer
Title: Marlon Brando and family dog, Libertyville, Illinois, 1950
Artist: Art Shay

Title: President Barack Obama with former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, right, listen in the Rose Garden at the White House
Artist: Brooks Kraft
Title: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks in the rain during a campaign rally in Glen Allen, Virginia, 2012
Artist: Brooks Kraft
Title: “Defend The Sacred”: Standing Rock, Cannon Ball, North Dakota, 2016
Artist: Ryan Vizzions

Title: Protesters face off with police and the National Guard on February 1, 2017, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.
Artist: Ryan Vizzions
Title: Black Lives Matter Rally after the family of Alton Sterling spoke following the shooting deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, 2016
Artist: Ryan Vizzions
Title: A woman hitting a neo-Nazi with her handbag, Växjö, Sweden, 1985
Artist: Hans Runesson



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