Monday, August 14, 2017

August 14, 1944 - 1945

Tony Vaccaro: 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

Tony Vaccaro: War and Peace is on exhibit in the gallery through September 17, 2017

Alfred Eisenstaedt/©Time Inc: VJ-Day in Times Square, New York, August 14, 1945

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

James Arthur "Jimmy" Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987)

“How can one respect, let alone adopt, the values of a people who do not, on any level whatever, live the way they say they do, or the way they say they should?”
― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Monroe Gallery of Photography recently featured the exhibition “EYEWITNESS”, which celebrated photojournalist Steve Schapiro's completion of a project based on James Baldwin’s 1963 book, “The Fire Next Time”. Steve Schapiro’s photographs documenting the civil rights movement from 1963 – 1968 are paired with essays from “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin in a major book recently in a limited edition by Tashen. Signed copies of the book are available from the gallery.