Thursday, December 28, 2017

Gallery Photographer Ryan Vizzions' Receives 2 "Best Photographs of 2017" Mentions

Protesters face off with police in North Dakota by Ryan Vizzions
1 February, 2017. I went to Standing Rock because I felt there wasn’t much mainstream coverage of the Dakota Access pipeline protests taking place there. I saw that photograph coming and I waited for about 15 minutes to get it. I try to mix fine art with photojournalism – I’m really into symmetry and perspective. I was behind the police, looking up at the Native Americans – I think 75 people ended up getting arrested. Since photographing the protests, I’ve kind of been adopted by the Lakota people – they’re like family to me. I hope to help amplify indigenous voices.

Gallery Photographer Ryan Vizzions' photograph from the Standing Rock Protests has received two mentions on the "best" photographs of 2017 lists. The photograph is featured in the Gallery's current exhibit "Life In Winter", on view through January 21, 2018

The Guardian: The Best photographs of 2017 – by the people who shot them
(featuring Gallery Photographer Ryan Vizzions slide #15)

ABC News: Pictures of the Year 2017 (featuring Gallery Photographer Ryan Vizzions slide #16)

See our complete coverage of the International "Best" photographs of 2017 here.

Monday, December 18, 2017


Tony Vaccaro: Newly liberated women in Nante, along the North bank of the Loire River, celebrate their freedom, Nante, France, July, 1944

Happy 95th Birthday to Gallery photographer Tony Vaccaro!!

Tony Vaccaro turns 95 on December 20, 2017. In 2017, the Emmy-nominated documentary film "Underfire: the Untold Story of Tony Vaccaro" aired on HBO, following its November, 2016 premiere. In July, Tony returned to Santa Fe, New Mexico 57 years after his famous photo-session with Georgia O'Keeffe to attend the opening of the exhibition "Tony Vaccaro: War and Peace" at Monroe Gallery of Photography.

In World War II, Tony Vaccaro played two risky roles, serving as a combat infantryman on the front lines, as well as a photographer who shot 8,000 photographs. Returning to the States in 1950, Tony started his career as a commercial photographer, eventually working for virtually every major publication: Flair, Look, Life, Venture, Harper’s Bazaar, Town and Country, Quick, Newsweek, and many more. Tony went on to become one the most sought after photographers of his day.

Tony Vaccaro 

 Monroe Gallery of Photography is proud to present a special pop-up exhibition of photographs by Tony Vaccaro on the occasion of his 95th birthday. Visit the exhibition on-line at, or in the gallery through January 21, 2018. And stay in contact with Monroe Gallery for several Tony Vaccaro exhibits to be announced for 2018!

Monday, December 4, 2017