Thursday, March 30, 2023

Conversation Series David Butow

 Via Daniel Milnor YouTube

What's better than an interview with David Butow? Two interviews with David Butow. In this episode, we focus briefly on new developments in AI while narrowing our conversation more specifically to photography. What does David carry on assignment, how does he approach a scene and what happens with that work after a project is complete? We hit editing, sequencing the origins of his Brink book, and much more. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Gaston County considering defunding history museum; comes less than a year after a dispute between county officials and the museum over a photo of two men kissing

Via The Gaston Gazette
March 29, 2023

screenshot of Gaston Gazette web article "Gaston County considering defunding history museum:

"Gaston County officials are considering defunding the Museum of Art and History, a move that could, according to some, force the museum to close its doors.....County Manager Kim Eagle brought up the museum, which is located in Dallas, at a county work session on Tuesday, asking for input from the Board of Commissioners on whether to continue funding the museum as a county department.

The talk of pulling funding comes less than a year after a dispute between county officials and the museum over a photo of two men kissing that the county manager ordered to be pulled from an exhibit."

color photograph of two men kissing, 2019 Charlotte, North Carolina Pride Parade, August 18, 2019

2019 Charlotte, North Carolina Pride Parade, August 18, 2019

Grant Baldwin's photograph is in our exhibit at The AIPAD Photograph Show in New York City this weekend, March 30 - April 2, booth #114, Center 415, 415 5 Avenue.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Monroe Gallery announces representation of the Sonia Handelman Meyer estate

 Via Art Daily News

March 25, 2023

black and white photograph of African-American young boy with kerchief mask seated on stoopn in New Rork City while playing "cops and robbers", circa 1946-1950
Sonia Handelman Meyer/Courtesy of Monroe Gallery of Photography
 Boy in mask, New York City, c.1946-1950. Gelatin silver print.

SANTA FE, NM.- Monroe Gallery of Photography has announced its representation of the Sonia Handelman Estate, and will exhibit a selection of lifetime and vintage prints at the 2023 AIPAD Photography Show in New York City March 31-April 2 and present a 2-person exhibit with Ida Wyman: “Pioneering Women of The Photo League” at Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe, April 21-June 18, 2023.

The Photo League was a collective of photographers active between 1936-1951 who believed their work could change poor social conditions and champion photography as an art form in the process. The Photo League thrived as one of the most progressive, dynamic and creative centers for photography in America, and was unusual in its time as many of the collective’s members were women. In the 1940s when McCarthyism started gathering momentum in the US, suspicious authorities decided to clamp down on the Photo League’s confrontational and uncensored representations of urban American society. In 1948, it was declared a subversive organization and blacklisted. As the league’s secretary at the time, Sonia Handelman Meyer answered the office phone when requests for comment about the accusations poured in from the media. “It got to be too much,” she told The New York Times. “They were blacklisting people”.

Sonia Handelman was born on Feb. 12, 1920, in Lakewood, N.J., and grew up in New York City. Her parents were Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. After graduating college in 1941, Handelman Meyer worked during World War II in the Office of War Information for the U.S. Signal Corps in Puerto Rico, and the Office of War Information in New York, and then at a news photography agency. In 1943 she joined the Photo League, where she studied with John Ebstel and Sid Grossman. She also served as secretary (the only paid position at the League) and, in 1948-50, as chair of the Hine Committee. She participated in several group exhibitions, including "This Is the Photo League" (1948–49). Handelman Meyer collaborated with Morris Huberland on a photographic series of Sydenham Hospital in Harlem (1947) and photographed in neighborhoods throughout New York. She later documented the Weavers, the American folk group that included Pete Seeger. Her photographs appeared in The New York Times (1947–48) and U.S. Camera Annual (1947). Her photographs also appeared in the exhibition "Photographic Crossroads: The Photo League" at the International Center of Photography, New York (1978) and "The Women of Photo League" at Higher Pictures Gallery, New York (2009).

Sonia Handelman Meyer died on September 11, 2022, at her home in Charlotte, N.C., at age 102.

Sonia Handelman Meyer’s work went unrecognized for decades. In recent years, there has been a revived interest in the radical collective that contributed incomparably towards promoting early street photography as an art form.

Thursday, March 23, 2023



Graphic design with details for the 2023 AIPAD Photography Show March 30-April 2 at Center415, 415 5 Ave in NYC

We are pleased to exhibit once again at the AIPAD Photography Show which brings together exceptional photography from the world’s top fine art photography galleries. Monroe Gallery of Photography will be located on the main floor in booth #114 and will feature three distinct exhibits.

The first feature will showcase the work of independent photojournalists covering contemporary events with a focus on global displacement and American social issues.

The second feature will showcase photographs by Sonia Handelman Meyer (1920-2022) and Ida Wyman (1926–2019), two pioneering women photographers of the Photo League, a collective of photographers active between 1936-1951 who believed their work could change poor social conditions and champion photography as an art form in the process. Both photographer’s work went unrecognized for decades. In recent years, there has been a revived interest in the radical collective that contributed incomparably towards promoting early street photography as an art form. 

The final feature will highlight work by Tony Vaccaro, who passed away in December, 2022 at the age of 100 and who was a frequent fixture in the Monroe Gallery booth through past AIPAD Shows.

Booth #114


415 5th Avenue

(between 37th and 38th streets)

New York, NY 10016    Tickets here

Thursday, March 30 | 12:00pm - 8:00pm (VIP Opening Preview)

 Friday, March 31 | 12:00pm - 7:00pm

 Saturday, April 1 | 12:00pm - 7:00pm

 Sunday, April 2 | 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Monday, March 20, 2023

Ed Kashi Artist Talk & Gallery Reception at Syracuse University Palitz Gallery in NYC


Via Syracuse University

Join Ed Kashi '79 for an artist talk and gallery reception celebrating the new Palitz Gallery exhibition "Ed Kashi: Advocacy Journalism."

Monday, March 27, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET

Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery Syracuse University Lubin House

11 East 61st Street

New York, NY 10065

Register here

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Meet Ed Kashi Photojournalist/Filmmaker


Via ShoutoutDFW

March 14, 2023

a woman in Turkish court is sentenced, behind her stand military guards
Ed Kashi: In a Turkish terrorist court in Diyarbakir, this Kurdish woman was sentenced to 13 years in prison, accused of belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, which seeks to create an independent state in southeastern Turkey, 2006

Hi Ed, how has your work-life balance changed over time?

Prior to the pandemic, I had worked 6-7 days a week for the past 40 years. Being slowed down by Covid made me appreciate how much stress and burnout I had endured for decades in pursuit of my passionate commitment to my work. I am now more inclined and able to take time off and do not feel guilty about doing it. I still have a ways to go to find the right balance between work and life, but I’m getting better.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.

My documentary work is predicated on long term, in depth visual storytelling. My personal projects last for years and that’s what sets my work apart. I focus on geopolitical and social issues, and increasingly work in a more advocacy approach in my photojournalism and documentary filmmaking. My purpose is to create stories and media materials that can be used to not only raise awareness but be a part of change. I have been working as a photojournalist for over 40 years. My work has been published globally in both print and digital platforms. I’ve produced 12 books of my photography and many short documentary films. In the course of my career I’ve witnessed and been a part of the digital revolution that has rocked the editorial world that I come out of. My work has primarily been for major magazines, including National Geographic, The NYT magazine, Time, The New Yorker and many others. I’ve been exhibited worldwide and lecture and teach on a regular basis around the world.

Doing this work has never been easy. For me it was a mixture of a very hard work ethic, a passionate commitment to making the work happen, investing in myself and not waiting for editors to green light my ideas and never giving up, no matter how hard the rejections, disappointments or mountains to overcome.

The lessons I’ve learned is that you must believe in yourself and your mission. You must be prepared to pay your dues, work very hard, continue to learn and keep an open mind and open heart. Never give up on yourself, no matter how tough the going gets. Do not rely on any one person, client or outcome. Always be prepared for new opportunities to come from places you might not expect and be good to everyone you encounter.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?

I would be a poor tour guide. My main interest in spending time with my closest friends is to just be with them. Where we eat, what we do or see is not the object of our time together. It’s to talk, listen, learn, feel the love and friendship without the pressure to entertain.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?

I’d have to give a shoutout to my wife, Julie, who has supported me and my work for the past 30 years, even when it meant single parenting our 2 kids for weeks and months at a time due to the heavy travel schedule my work requires. Because of her, our family is in tact, our kids are doing great and we can now develop the next phase of our relationship and lives together.

Full article with images here

Ed Kashi prints

Image Credits

Ed Kashi/VII is my credit for all images you publish. These images must only be used for this one purpose and cannot be used for any other. All images copyrighted to Ed Kashi.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

The City Of Santa Fe 2023 COVID-19 Memorial Day Monday, March 6, 2023

black and white photo from December 2020 of 3 exhausted nurses in masks in the Covid units of St. Vincent's hospital in Santa Fe, NM

A nursing station in the Frost 19 unit, Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Santa Fe, NM, December, 2020

Via The City of Santa Fe

Join Us For The City Of Santa Fe 2023 COVID-19 Memorial Day

12 Noon Monday, March 6, 2023, On The Santa Fe Plaza

The City of Santa Fe warmly invites all community members to attend the 2023 COVID-19 Memorial Day at 12 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2023, on the Santa Fe Plaza. 

In February 2021, the Governing Body unanimously adopted a resolution designating the first Monday in March as COVID-19 Memorial Day. This event is held to remember all who have passed away, fallen ill, or who continue to suffer from the impact of COVID-19, as well as to honor essential workers. 

Citywide, Santa Feans are urged to participate in the memorial by observing a moment of silence at 12 p.m., and by adding their voices or noise to a moment of appreciation for essential workers at 12:01 p.m. (ringing bells at houses of worship, honking car horns, rounds of applause, etc.) 

Click here to download a shareable PDF of the event flyer.

Related: Ashley Gilbertson's Photographs In The NY Times: "Three Years Into Covid, We Still Don’t Know How To Talk About It"

Thursday, March 2, 2023

ICP Book Event: Women Photograph—“What We See: Women & Nonbinary Perspectives Through the Lens” with Nina Berman


March 11, 2023  1-2 PM

International Center of Photography & Online


Women Photograph, a global organization dedicated to elevating the voices of women and nonbinary visual journalists celebrates its new publication, What We See: Women & Nonbinary Perspectives Through the Lens.

Sara Ickow, Exhibitions & Special Projects for Women Photograph and Senior Manager of Exhibitions and Collections at ICP, will lead a conversation with Women Photograph founder Daniella Zalcman and photographers Nina Berman and Kholood Eid centered on the new publication as well as the importance of representation resources within the field.

About the Book

Open your eyes to a new world view with 100 women and nonbinary photojournalists’ stories from behind the lens.

85% of photojournalists are men. That means almost everything that is reported in the world is seen through men’s eyes. Similarly, spaces and communities men don’t have access to are left undocumented and forgotten. With the camera limited to the hands of one gender, photographic ‘truth’ is more subjective than it seems. To answer this serious ethical problem, Women Photograph flips that bias on its head to show what and how women and nonbinary photojournalists see.

From documenting major events such as 9/11 to capturing unseen and misrepresented communities, this book presents a revisionist contemporary history: pore over 50 years of women’s dispatches in 100 photographs. Each image is accompanied by 200 words from the photographer about the experience and the subject, offering fresh insights and a much-needed perspective.

Until we have balanced, representative reporting the camera cannot offer a mirror to our global society. To get the full picture, we need a diverse range of people behind the lens. This book offers a first step.

Relearn how to see with this evergreen catalogue that elevates the voices of women and nonbinary visual storytellers.

This event is free with museum admission. This program is being offered both in person at ICP, located on NYC's Lower East Side, and online.

International Center of Photography & Online

79 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002


More about the book here.