Friday, January 26, 2018

Day to Night: In the Field With Stephen Wilkes at the National Geographic Museum

Tour de France, Paris, Day to Night, 2016 / Photograph by Stephen Wilkes

Via National Geographic

Photographer Stephen Wilkes is recognized around the world for his stunning image compositions of landscapes as they transition from day to night. Each of these dramatic images is meticulously crafted from more than 1,500 photographs taken from a fixed vantage point over the course of 15 to 30 hours, from sunrise to sunset. Stephen spent much of 2017 on assignment documenting bird migration routes for National Geographic magazine. This exhibition takes you into the field and behind the scenes, shining a light on the talent and dedication it takes to beautifully capture the passing of time. On exhibit February 13 - April 22, 2018.  More information here.

Day to Night: An Evening With Stephen Wilkes  Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 

National Geographic Feature Article: The Epic Journeys of Migratory Birds

Stephen Wilkes' Day To Night collection will be on exhibit at Monroe Gallery of Photography Oct. 5 - Nov. 18, 2018.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Marines and Tet: The Battle That Changed the Vietnam War

On January 25 photojournalist John Olsen will speak as panelist at an evening program as part of the Newseum’s newest exhibit opening, Marines And Tet. More information may be found here.

©John Olsen

John Olsen's photograph "U.S.  Marines at the Battle of HuĂȘ" is featured in Monroe Gallery of Photography's forthcoming exhibition "1968: It was 50 years ago today", opening February 2 and continuing through April 15, 2018.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Art Shay: James Baldwin, Chicago, 1962



(Santa Fe, New Mexico) — New Mexico PBS and Santa Fe Art Institute are excited to present an Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro, one of the most acclaimed films of the year and a 2017 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary.

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, to be called Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends — Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. But at the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript.

Now, in this incendiary documentary, which premieres on New Mexico PBS Monday, January 15, 2018, 8:00 - 9:30 PM, filmmaker Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words, spoken by Samuel L. Jackson, and a flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

"The Long Road: From Selma To Ferguson" an exhibition of photographs documenting the Civil Rights movement in America from the 1950's to the present day, curated by The Monroe Gallery of Photography, will be on view January 8 through January 19 at the Santa Fe Art Institute.

The exhibition comes at a time of heightened awareness, from political and social tensions in the aftermath of President Trump’s election, threats of “investigation for voter fraud“, the just concluded special election in Alabama, and conflicts across the racial divide in Charlottesville and other American Cities.

In 1963, photographers captured dramatic images of dogs and fire hoses turned on protesters that transformed national public opinion towards support of civil rights. At the time, there was a feeling in the movement that it took journalists, and especially photojournalists, covering the struggles to tell their story as history and visual evidence and shock the world.

Recently, documentary evidence has been denied or disputed by those in power, and coupled with the new administrations attacks on the press, the exhibit is a reminder that photojournalism is a vital and necessary component of a free society.

The exhibition features iconic photographs from the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to demand free-and-clear voting rights for African Americans. Other powerful photographs capture the heroes of the Civil Rights movement--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, James Baldwin, and John Lewis--but also the countless grass-roots organizers and anonymous marchers who risked everything to trudge a long, dusty, and violent path to equality. Also included in the exhibition are images from more recent keystones of the modern civil rights movement, including the Eric Garner killing in New York, modern KKK protests, and the unrest following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

WHAT: FREE preview screening of I Am Not Your Negro followed by a community discussion.
"The Long Road: From Selma To Ferguson" An exhibition from The Monroe Gallery of Photography, will be on view January 8 through January 19

WHERE: Santa Fe Art Institute, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe

WHO: Presenters: Indie Lens Pop-Up, New Mexico PBS, Santa Fe Art Institute, Monroe Gallery of Photography

WHEN: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6 PM

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Monday, January 1, 2018

The 2017 "Best" Photograph Lists

Ready or not, here we go again. The lists begin earlier every year: everyone's photography "Best of" lists. As 2017 is history, below is what has become an annual tradition: our compilation of what the web selected as the "best" of all things photography 2017; photobooks at bottom of list.

In Memoriam: Remembering the Photographers We Lost in 2017

Remember when? Take a peek at the "best" of 2016 here.

Why not start with the big one? "What Was the Most Influential Photograph in History?"

Google: The Year in Search 2017

Twitter: Best Pictures of 2017

Santa Fe New Mexican: 2017 in Pictures
(Our hometown newspaper)

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

The Guardian: Favourite Australian photographs from 2017 – in pictures

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

New York Times: 13 Lens Posts That Captured Photography in 2017
(featuring Gallery Photographer Nina Berman story #12)

Evening Standard: Pictures of the year 2017: Moments of surprise, joy, fear and sadness captured by the world's best photographers

New York Times: How We Looked at the Arts This Year: Our Favorite Photographs

Reading The Pictures: Our 14 Best Posts of 2017

Nina Berman: 2017 year in review

UPROXX: Looking At Getty’s ‘Images Of Strength’ From 2017 Will Give You Hope For The Future

BBC News: UK Year in Pictures

POLITICO's Best Photos of 2017

Sportsmail's photographers' best pictures of 2017
VII Agency 2017 Year in Review

Telegraph: Animal Photographs of the Year 2017

Boston Globe The Big Picture: The year 2017 in pictures: Part I
                                                  The year 2017 in pictures: Part II

BBC: Yean in Pictures 2017

Telegraph photographers' pictures of the year 2017

Quartz: The defining photos of 2017 were of protest

Wall Street Journal: Photos of the Year: 2017 in Greater New York

Magnum: 2017 Pictures of the Year
                The Big Picture: 2017 in Review The best feel-good and funny moments of 2017 Pale Blue Dot, Beautiful Planet: The Best Astronaut Images of Earth from 2017

Co.Design: The Best Photo Essays Of 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: 2017 The Year in Pictures

2017 Denver Post Pictures of the Year 

The Guardian: Photographer of the year 2017: Zohra Bensemra

The New York Times: The Year in Pictures 2017

NBC News: The Year in Pictures 2017

Artsy: The Most Powerful Moments of Photojournalism in 2017

The Atlantic: The Most 2017 Photos Ever

Women Photograph: Best Photos of 2017

Radio New Zealand: The Best Photos of 2017

TIME: Wire Photographer of the Year

TIME: 2017 Best Photojournalism

TIME: Top 100 Photos of 2017

The New York Times: The Year From Above

Fader: If 2017 was a photo, what would it be?

Politico: Best political photos of 2017: Protests, big trucks and sheets of money

International Business Times: 10 best Trump burns by Obama's White House photographer Pete Souza in 2017

Indianapolis Star: A year of photos capture America in one tiny Indianapolis neighborhood

British Journal of Photography: Chiara Bardelli Nonino’s Best of 2017

British Journal of Photography: Olivier Laurent’s Best of 2017

Associated Press: The Year in Photos: News
                             The Year in Photos: Features

International Business Times: 2017 in pictures: The 100 best news photos of the year

International Business Times: Twelve of 2017's most powerful images and the moving stories behind them

The Best New Yorker Photography of 2017

TIME: 2017 Best Portraits

The Telegraph: Assignments 2017: the Best of British photojournalism

ABC News: AP PHOTOS: Best of 2017 for the Middle East

Bloomberg: The Political Year in Photos

Bloomberg: Tech Year in Photos

Business Insider: These are the most incredible photos of the US Army in 2017

WTOP: Best Sports Photos of the Year

Sports Illustrated's 100 Best Photos of 2017

Evening Standard: The funniest animal photos from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

MyModernMet: Top 20 Photos on Flickr in 2017

ALERT Vol.18 No.4 - The year in photos 2017

Dallas Morning News: From Houston's floodwaters to Dallas' urban sprawl, a look back at 2017

The Guardian: Photographer of the year: we shortlist the best of 2017

Weather Channel:'s Best Photos of 2017

The Guardian: The top 10 photography exhibitions of 2017

Wall Street Journal: 2017 The Year in Photos

New Atlas: The best space photos of 2017

CNN: 2017: The year in pictures

Reuters: Pictures of the Year 2017

Medecins Sans Frontieres: A Year in Pictures 2017

Reuters: Pictures of the year: Protests
               Pictures of the year: Conflict
               Pictures of the year: Fashion 19 Powerful Images of 2017 and Touching Stories Behind Them

NPPA: aggregated Photos of the Year galleries from various news organizations

Reuters: 2017: A picture and its Story

Tampa Bay Times: Loren Elliott’s favorite photos of 2017

The Guardian: The walls have eyes: the best urban photography

AOL: 2017's best aerial photographs

AOL: Relive the best moments from the year in sports through photos

The Atlantic: Hopeful Images From 2017

Washington Post: THE YEAR IN PHOTOS

New York Times: The Best Art of 2017

USA Today: Best Photos of 2017

National Geographic: Best Photos of 2017
                                    Most Moving Photos of 2017
                                    Pictures We Love

The Atlantic: 2017 in Photos: How the First Months Unfolded
                      2017 in Photos: A Look at the Middle Months
                     2017 in Photos: Wrapping Up the Year

The Atlantic: Top 25 News Photos of 2017 The most powerful news images from 2017 from Getty Images The best sports photos from 2017

Business Insider: These are 15 of the best photos scientists took in 2017 — and they show the world in stunning ways

Business Insider: The most stunning photos of US Marines in 2017

Jewish News: Striking images in contention for Israel’s best press photo of 2017

The Atlantic: Top 25 News Photos of 2017

Rolling Stone:  Best Photos from 2017's Biggest Outdoor Concerts, Festivals

Business Insider: These are 15 of the best photos scientists took in 2017

Denver Post: AFP Pictures of the Year 2017 

University of Virginia: A Year in Photos

The Guardian: Capturing ecology 2017 photo competition

Newsweek: The 10 Most-Liked Instagram Photos of 2017

USA Today: 2017 Sports Pictures of the Year

Offalay Express: The best Offaly photographs of 2017

Business Insider: 50 stunning moments captured by the award-winning Reuters photography team in 2017

Business Insider: 34 of the weirdest photos taken in 2017

The Telegraph: British Ecological Society photography competition 2017, in pictures

New Atlas: Pano Awards showcase the most stunning panoramic photographs of 2017

The Guardian: Ruined temples and forgotten places: historic photographer of the year – in pictures

Business Insider: 50 amazing photos taken in 2017

CNN: Instant vacation: The world's best travel photos

World Photography Organisation: 2017 Winners & Shortlist

BBC News: The best photos rejected from the National Portrait Gallery's Taylor Wessing Prize

Reuters: Pictures of The Year 2017

Fox News: Pictures of the Year

Insider: The most beautiful pictures of 2017

Daily Mail: The original supermodels defy the years with their stunning looks to lead the way in AFP’s photographs of the year

New Atlas: Magical dance of light takes 2017 best architecture photo

Golf Monthly: The Best Golf Art 2017

Photography Books

New York Times: The Best Photo Books of 2017

Elizabeth Avedon: Best Photography Books Of 2017 : Round-Up Part I

Vulture: The Best Photography Books of 2017

The Scotsman: Best Photography Books of 2017

CRAVE: The 10 Best Photography Books of 2017

The Herald: Avedon, Leibovitz, Gainsborough and Beaton: This year's Best Art and Photography Books

The Guardian: Sean O’Hagan’s best photography books of 2017

Women Photograph: Photobooks of 2017                  

Photo-eye:  photo-eye asked 28 photobook lovers from across the world to share their favorite books of the year.

Lensculture Critically Acclaimed: 75 Experts Name the Top Photobooks of 2017

Artsy: The 11 Best Photo Books You May Have Missed This Year A Number of Really Good Photobooks Published in 2017

PDN: Notable Photo Books 2017: Part I      
                          Part II
                          Part III

The New York Times:  A Spotlight on the Season’s Top Photography Books

The New York Times: The Best Art Books of 2017

PhotoBookstoreMagazine: Photobooks of 2017: Brad Feuerhelm