Friday, July 15, 2016
Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM, in conjunction with the Briscoe Center for American History, is pleased to host a special exhibition and book signing celebrating Neil Leifer's most recent book, "Relentless”. The exhibition opens with a reception and book signing with the photographer on Friday, July 29, 5 – 7:30 PM.
Neil Leifer is the best-known sports photographer of the past half century. Now, in Relentless, a collaborative publication of the Dolph Briscoe Center and the University of Texas Press, Leifer takes us behind the scenes of some fifty of his most iconic pictures. Starting with his shot of Baltimore Colt Alan Ameche scoring the game-winning touchdown against the New York Giants during sudden death overtime in the 1958 NFL Championship game at Yankee Stadium—taken on Leifer’s sixteenth birthday—he tells enthralling, often hilarious stories of getting to the right place at the right time to capture many of the legendary athletes of the twentieth century, including Mickey Mantle, Arthur Ashe, Willie Mays, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Namath, and Arnold Palmer, as well as shooting presidential and celebrity portraits and covering a variety of subjects for Time. Recapping both an incredibly successful career and the transformation of photojournalism since the era of the great photo magazines, Relentless effectively chronicles fifty years of American popular culture
Relentless: 400 pages with 276 black & white and color photos, $45, is available from the Gallery.
Neil Leifer's photograph are included in the exhibition: Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present at the Brooklyn Museum through January 8, 2017.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
(AP Photo by Ross D. Franklin
CNN: TV reporter arrested covering Black Lives Matter protest
TVNZ: Police arrest black reporters on live TV during Black Lives Matter protest
Democrat and Chronicle: Two 13WHAM reporters were detained about 12:45 a.m. by police officers. Officers took the handcuffs off the reporters and released them minutes later. Mayor Lovely Warren apologized to the reporters
The Independent: Black Lives Matter protest: Video of activist being arrested while talking to reporters in Rochester goes viral
The Louisiana National Lawyers Guild, which is providing legal support to protesters, set up an online fund-raiser aimed at raising money to bail out protesters arrested in Baton Rouge.
On Saturday, as protests continued, a reporter from the Baton Rouge television station WAFB was detained by police officers. In a statement to BuzzFeed, WAFB confirmed one of its journalists had been arrested and said it was unclear whether police had charged the reporter with any crimes.
Later Saturday, New Orleans public radio station WWNO confirmed on Twitter that one of its reporters had been arrested on assignment in Baton Rouge:
Black Lives Matter protests are not an unfamiliar sight for many American cities, but they gained new prominence this week after two Black men were killed by police officers.
Philando Castile, a 32-year-old Black man in St. Paul, Minnesota, was shot several times while his girlfriend recorded the whole incident on Facebook Live. Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old Black man, was shot to death by officers in an incident that became widely known after a cellphone video of the encounter began circulating widely.
At a rally Thursday night, a gunman killed five police officers and injured seven others as they were trying to protect a protest in Dallas.
Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to the White House. We apologize for the error. Thanks to Mozes Zarate for pointing out the mistake.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Kathy Flicker's perfect 10 point dive at Princeton University's Dillon Gym Pool
Via The Brooklyn Museum
July 15, 2016–January 8, 2017
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor
Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present is one of the first museum exhibitions to put sports photographers in the forefront and is the most comprehensive presentation of sports photography ever organized. It encompasses approximately 230 works—from daguerreotypes and salted paper prints to digital images—that capture the universal appeal of sports, highlighting unforgettable moments of drama and excitement from around the globe.
The 170 photographers represented in Who Shot Sports include Richard Avedon, Al Bello, David Burnett, Rich Clarkson, Georges Demeny, John Dominis, Dr. Harold Edgerton, Rineke Dijkstra, Brian Finke, Toni Frissell, Ken Geiger, LeRoy Grannis, David Guttenfelder, Ernst Haas, Charles "Teenie" Harris, Walter Iooss, Jr., Heinz Kleutmeier, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Neil Leifer, Étienne-Jules Marey, Bob Martin, Martin Munkacsi, Edward Muybridge, Catherine Opie, Leni Reifenstahl, Robert Riger, Alexander Rodchenko, Howard Schatz, Flip Schulke, George Silk, Barton Silverman, Andy Warhol, and Stephen Wilkes.
"Today, it is the photographers who give sports its indelible image," says Gail Buckland, who returns as guest curator after the 2009 exhibition Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present. "Seeing athletic greatness, we both recognize our personal physical limitations and delight in bodies and minds taken to new heights. To play and to watch sports is to be in the moment. Still photographers are masters of moments."
Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present is organized by guest curator Gail Buckland. The Brooklyn presentation is coordinated by Lisa Small, Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum.
A companion book of the same title, published by Alfred A. Knopf, accompanies the exhibition.
Monroe Gallery of Photography, in conjunction with the Briscoe Center for American History, is pleased to host a special exhibition and book signing celebrating Neil Leifer's most recent book, "Relentless”. The exhibition opens with a reception and book signing with the photographer on Friday, July 29, 5 – 7:30 PM.
Monday, July 4, 2016
Eric Smith: County Fair Queen, Adrian, Michigan, July Fourth, 2007
From the exhibition "The American Family Album", a selection of 50 photographs that represents a collective American Family Album: an offbeat and absorbing portrait of the American experience. Unusual, timeless, irrational; these anonymous memories of America are not what we expect.
Friday, July 1, 2016
THE AMERICAN FAMILY ALBUM
Wanderlust and encounters of the American family in pictures.
July 1 through September 18, 2016
A selection of 50 photographs that represents a collective American Family Album: an offbeat and absorbing portrait of the American experience. Unusual, timeless, irrational; these anonymous memories of America are not what we expect. The images are an elusive vision of a country without limits and challenge us to reinterpret the impact, value, and status of photographs we encounter in our daily lives. There may be no Pulitzer Prize-winning pictures in the exhibition, but the photographs are nonetheless glorious in their innocence.
Although family photo albums have only been in existence for over one hundred years, now they are virtually obsolete, often replaced by an overload of digital images scattered across our many devices. Concurrently, smaller and more advanced cameras helped contribute to the success of picture magazines and led to more photographs in newspapers. Photographers documented the major events of our collective history, with a particular emphasis on “big events” and newsworthy happenings. But these photographers also photographed the lives of average folks and their everyday unique American experiences. Professional photographers explored the American landscape in the hopes of finding average individuals in everyday settings and creating pictures that illustrate the idiosyncrasies of people, objects, and places discovered on the journey. During the heyday of magazine photography, the wanderlust of the American family often provided a narrative that comprised the American experience.
“The mission of photography is to explain man to man and man to himself. And that is no mean function. Man is the most complicated thing on earth and also as naïve as a tender plant.” – Edward Steichen
View the exhibition here.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Grey Villet: Richard and Mildred Loving. 1965
Via The LA Times
June 10, 2016
"Forty-nine years ago on June 12, the Supreme Court struck down laws in 16 states that banned mixed-race marriages. The decision in Loving vs. Virginia overturned the conviction of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple from Caroline County, Va., who had been arrested, jailed and banned from their home state for violating its Racial Integrity Act.
It also ushered in a new era in the American family.
For 12 years, Ken Tanabe, a Japanese-Belgian freelance graphic designer living in New York, has been working to educate Americans about what he sees as one of the most significant civil rights cases through Loving Day, the unofficial holiday that cities across the country are slowly adapting to celebrate the lives of the fast-growing multiracial population.
Grey Villet took over 2,400 frames of the Lovings for Life in 1965 but the magazine did not run the story until March 18, 1966, when the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals upheld the lower court ruling and the Lovings’ case headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The tone of the piece, as well as the selected images, was cool and neutral; the three published images that include both Mildred and Richard are extremely chaste and do not capture the emotional bond between them as so many of Villet’s other images do. Life, like many other media outlets, did not want to address the topic of interracial sex directly for fear of offending popular opinion.
White House petition to establish Loving Day as a holiday.
CBS News "Sunday Morning" Almanac: June 12th,1967, 49 years ago today ... a day of triumph for a basic human right
International Center of Photography: The Loving Story: Photographs by Grey Villet
HBO Documentary The Loving Story
Feature in production: LOVING
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Bob Gomel: Cassius Clay, Miami, 1964
The New York Times: Muhammad Ali, Titan of Boxing and the 20th Century, Dies at 74
Neil Leifer: Muhammad Ali Knocks Out Sonny Liston, Lewiston, Maine, May 25, 1965
A look back at selected Muhammad Ali posts from our blog:
Sonny Liston landed on canvas below Muhammad Ali’s feet on May 25, 1965, and Neil Leifer snapped a photo
On Friday, March 6, 1964, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali
Cassius Clay couldn’t sleep in Miami Beach after beating Sonny Liston there in the legendary 1964 bout
March 8: Today In History: 'The Fight Of The Century'
Steve Schapiro: Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay - Monopoly), Louisville, Kentucky, 1963
Visit our Pop-Up Tribute exhibition now on view in the gallery.
Neil Leifer will be signing copies of his new book Relentless: The Stories behind the Photographs
in the gallery July 29, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Stephen Wilkes: Coney Island, Day To Night
Ideas Worth Spreading
"Photographer Stephen Wilkes crafts stunning compositions of landscapes as they transition from day to night, exploring the space-time continuum within a two-dimensional still photograph. Journey with him to iconic locations like the Tournelle Bridge in Paris, El Capitan in Yosemite National Park and a life-giving watering hole in heart of the Serengeti in this tour of his art and process."
See more of Stephen Wilkes' photography here.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Alfred Eisenstaedt/©Time Inc. Girl in surf, Jones Beach, New York, 1951
We are very pleased to share the recent CBS News feature on the gallery’s current Alfred Eisenstaedt exhibit:
"Famed Life magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt's classic images are an indelible part of history. His iconic portraits of the biggest figures of the 20th century -- including Adolf Hitler, Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe and Winston Churchill -- along with his beautiful, poignant images of daily life made him one of the most published photojournalists in the world. He was the quintessential Life photographer with the unfailing ability to capture the defining moment."
The full feature may be viewed here.
The exhibit continues through June 26.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Stephen Wilkes: Serengeti, Day To Night, 2015
Coming from Taschen:
"Photographer Stephen Wilkes set out to rethink these iconic landmarks. Vast and extraordinarily detailed, his images capture not just the location, but rather a day in the life of that location. Wilkes’ process is intensive, waking before dawn and shooting up to 2,000 frames from a stationary vantage point, which are then painstakingly edited together to form a seamless collage. For every site, he also has to capture the same space without anyone in it. That empty image becomes, in Wilkes’ words, the “the naked plate” on which he overlays the details from all the other images."