Saturday, January 26, 2019


Monroe Gallery of Photography is very pleased to exhibit at the Photo LA Fair January 31st - February 3rd, 2019, in The Historic Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA.

Monroe Gallery will be located near the front entrance of the fair in Booth #A01.

We are especially excited that Tony Vaccaro will be in attendance during the Fair January  in the gallery’s booth. On Friday, February 1, Photo LA will screen the HBO documentary “Under Fire: The Untold Story of Private First Class Tony Vaccaro”. The film tells the story of how Tony survived the war, fighting the enemy while also documenting his experience at great risk, developing his photos in combat helmets at night and hanging the negatives from tree branches. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with Tony Vaccaro. (Seating is limited, tickets required from the Photo LA Fair). Also in attendance will be Ryan Vizzions, and we will be exhibiting his photographs from the forthcoming book “No Spiritual Surrender: A Dedication to Standing Rock”, in addition to selections of his other work.

Rounding out our exhibit will be important civil rights photographs and historic examples of photojournalism.

Photo LA 2019

Opening Night to Benefit Venice Arts
Thursday, January 31 (6pm - 9pm)

Public Hours
Friday, February 1 (11am - 8pm)
Saturday, February 2 (11am - 8pm)
Sunday, February 3 (11am - 4pm)

 Tickets available here

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Lists of Lists: The 2018 "Best" Photograph Lists

Right or wrong, love them or loathe them, the end of the year brings everyone's photography "Best of" lists. As 2018 comes to a close, below is what has become an annual tradition: our compilation of what the web selected as the "best" of all things photography 2018; photobooks at bottom of list.

Opinion/The Washington Post: What the year in pictures really showed us

BBC: 2018 in pictures: Striking photojournalism from around the world

BBC: Ten Powerful pictures from 2018, Ken Mainardis of Getty Images picks his favourite images of 2018

Reuters: Pictures of the year: Oddly

Telegraph: 2018 Pictures of the Year

The Guardian: The best photographs of 2018 – and the stories behind them

Global News Canada: Best photos of 2018

BBC: Striking photojournalism from around the UK

BBC: Readers' pictures of the year 2018

New York Times Lens: 13 Stories That Captured Photography in 2018

The Guardian: Wildfires, border chaos, protests: the photos that captured America in 2018

British Journal of Photography: Selected Best of 2018

The Verge: 2018: A year in photographs

Sputnik News: Sputnik's Best Photos of 2018 (Part 1)
                                                                          (Part 2)

Surfer Magazine: The Best Surf Photos of 2018

Navy Times: Best Pics of 2018

Town and Country: The 52 Most Remarkable Photographs of 2018

The week UK: The best photos of 2018

Magnum’s 2018 Pictures of the Year

Farmers Weekly: 2018: The farming year in pictures, part one
                                                                                      part two 
                                                                    Part II

Metro USA Year in review: The Best photos of 2018

British Journal of Photography: Best of 2018: Sean O’Hagan, The Guardian

VOX: 2018, explained in pictures by women and nonbinary photographers

The New York Times: The Year in Pictures 2018

The Independent: 2018 in pictures

NBC News: The Year in Pictures

Bloomberg: Year in Pictures 2018

2018: A year in photographs on The Verge
The Atlantic: The Most 2018 Photos Ever

Sports Illustrated's Best Photos of 2018

Business Insider: some of the most stunning science and nature photography of 2018

AP: The Year in Photos: Middle East

The Best New Yorker Photography of 2018

The Wall Street Journal: The Year in Photos 2018

Business Insider: Here are some of the best photos capturing the people and events of 2018's year in politics

Nature: The best science images of the year: 2018 in pictures

Vogue: The Best Street Style Photos of 2018

Best of 2018: Paper Journal

Women Photograph: 2018 Year in Pictures

W: 2018 in One Photo: 17 Photographers Capture the Year in a Single Picture

The Guardian: Agency photographer of the year – 2018 shortlist 

The Guardian: Top 10 photography shows of 2018

New York Times: Our Best Fashion Pictures From 2018

The Sun: 2018’s best wedding photos

Forbes: Travel Photographer Of The Year

TIME: The Top 100 Photos of 2018

Washington Post: What the Year's Best Photos Tell Us About 2018

The Atlantic: 2018: The Year in Photos, Part 1
                                                                  Part 2
The Atlantic: Top 25 News Photos of 2018

AP: The Year in Photos: Sports

USA Today: Best sports photos of 2018

USA Today: Best celebrity photos of 2018: A royal wedding, powerful performances and award show fun

Washington City Paper: The Best Photo Exhibits of 2018

GEEK: Year in Photos: Best News, Science, and Tech Images of 2018

Reuters: Pictures of the year 2018

Reuters: Pictures of the year: Fashion

Reuters: Pictures of the year: Sports

Outside: The Best Outdoor Photography of 2018

Reuters: Pictures of the year: Natural disasters

The Guardian: Historic Photographer of the Year awards – in pictures

Photography Books

1000 Words: Top 10 Photo books of 2018

TIME's 25 Best Photobooks of 2018

The Eye of Photography: Best Of 2018 – An Autobiography of Miss Wish by Nina Berman

                                                                                                         Part II

Photo-Eye: 2018 Favorite Photo Books

PDN: Notable Photo Books of 2018

NY Times: Luc Sante on the Year’s Best Photography Books