Friday, March 29, 2024

Bob Gomel: Artist Talk and Film Screening April 3

 Via The Alta Arts

graphic for the movie "Bob Gomel: Eyewitness" with black and white photograph of Bob Gomel holding a camera

Bob Gomel: Eyewitness is a documentary film that examines the stories behind the stories of some of the most significant events in the 20th century, especially the turbulent 1960’s.

Join us for An Evening with Bob Gomel – with Q&A to follow. Hear and see history unfold from the perspective of a legendary LIFE Magazine photographer.  Moderated by Don Carleton of the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas in Austin.

Admission is free – however, reservations are required.  Follow the book online link.

April 3, 2024 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The exhibition Bob Gomel: Eyewitness continue through April 13, 2024 at The Alta Arts.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Mark Peterson Photographs for the NY Times Feature "The Race to Reinvent CPR"

 Via The New York Times

March 27, 2024

Mark Peterson photographed for the NY Times feature story "The Race to Reinvent CPR"

 Monroe Gallery of Photography recently announced exclusive representation of acclaimed photographer Mark Peterson for fine art print sales. His work will be included in our exhibit at The Photography Show Presented by AIPAD at the Park Avenue Armory in New York April 25-28, 2024.

Monday, March 25, 2024

Photojournalists on the Front Line: The Emotional Toll Moderated by Gallery Photographer Sanjay Suchak

 Photojournalists on the Front Line: The Emotional Toll — Karsh Institute of Democracy (

Via University of Virginia Karsh Institute of Democracy

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Photojournalists document the world around us. We see their images directly on our devices and televisions, capturing emotions and connecting us to stories at home and abroad. How do photojournalists help us understand difficult topics and breaking news? How does covering complex and emotional issues affect photojournalists personally?

Join a distinguished panel of photojournalists—including Pulitzer Prize–winning photographers—as they explore how their profession keeps the public well-informed and share their perspectives on what it’s like to work in some of the most challenging areas in the world.

Co-sponsored by UVA's Karsh Institute of Democracy and Public Service Pathways.


Michael Robinson Chávez

Freelance Visual Journalist (Washington, D.C.)

Ryan M. Kelly

Freelance Photojournalist (Richmond, VA)

Kirsten Luce

Independent Photojournalist (Brooklyn, NY)

Sanjay Suchak (moderator)

Practitioner Fellow in Democracy, Karsh Institute of Democracy

Independent Documentary and Commercial Photographer (Charlottesville, VA)


Tuesday April 9, 2024

1:00pm - 2:15pm


UVA's Rotunda (Dome Room)

1826 University Avenue Charlottesville, VA


Sanjay Suchak's photographs from his "Take Them Down" project documenting the process of dismantling Confederate iconography across the Commonwealth will be on exhibit during the AIPAD Photography Show in New York City, April 25-28.  The next step of this project aims to answer the question of “what's next” for these relics of the Jim Crow era. A short documentary was filmed about his work on this project.

Monday, March 18, 2024

Monroe Gallery Announces Representation of Mark Peterson

 Monday, March 18, 2024

black and white photograph of the US Capitol and American flag reflected in a puddle of water on the ground, Washington, DC, January 3, 2021
Mark Peterson: The Capitol's reflection, January 3, Washington, DC, 2021

Santa Fe, NM - Monroe Gallery of Photography is honored to announce exclusive representation of acclaimed photographer Mark Peterson for fine art print sales.

Mark Peterson is a photographer based in New York City. His work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Time, Fortune, National Geographic, Geo Magazine and other national and international publications. In 2018 he was awarded the W. Eugene Smith grant for his work on White Nationalism. His many awards include a first place Feature Picture Story in the Pictures of the Year International Competition. Peterson’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions including his pictures of lowriders shown in “Museums Are Worlds” at the Louvre in 2012.

He is the author of two books: Acts Of Charity published by Powerhouse in 2004 and Political Theatre, published by Steidl in the fall of 2016. His work is collected in several museums including The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC and the Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston. In 2024 Steidl will publish his book The Fourth Wall.

Although often not beautiful, or easy, Peterson’s images shake and disquiet us; and once seen are etched in our memories forever.  “I like a lot of chaos in my pictures. I do like to be close to the action. It gives me a feeling of what is happening. I want to pull back the curtain and show these politicians as they really are.”

Monroe Gallery will exhibit several examples of Peterson’s work at the 2024 Photography Show presented by AIPAD in booth #A52, April 25 – 28, 2024 at The Park Avenue Armory in New York City. On Thursday, March 21st at 7pm Eastern, The Griffin Museum hosts Mark Peterson for an on-line conversation about his creative path, his pull to politics and what it takes to frame his vision as part of the museum’s current focus on power and perception, democracy and how we see and envision our elected leaders.

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Mark Peterson | Political Theatre Artist Talk

 Via The Griffin Museum

"Over the past ten years I have been photographing the presidential candidates as they lead rallies, meet with voters and plead for their votes. I started just before the government shutdown in 2013 at a tea party rally at the U.S. Capitol. Politicians railed against the president and the Affordable Care Act — a show to get a sound bite into the next news cycle."--Mark Peterson

March 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

As part of our current focus on power and perception, democracy and how we see and envision our elected leaders, we are pleased to present the work of Mark Peterson. His stark portrayal of the power players in Washington DC is unique in its vision and we can’t wait to see and hear more about how he gets the images that his lens finds and holds in our collective memory.

Join us ONLINE on Thursday March 21st at 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific in the Griffin Zoom Room for a conversation with Mark about his creative path, his pull to politics and what it takes to frame his vision.

This conversation is FREE to Members / $10 for General Admission. Interested in the benefits of Membership? Take a look here for Member Levels and Benefits.

About Mark Peterson –

Mark Peterson is a photographer based in New York City. His work has been published in New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Geo Magazine and other national and international publications. In 2018 he was awarded the W. Eugene Smith grant for his work on White Nationalism. He is the author of two books Acts Of Charity published by Powerhouse in 2004 and Political Theatre which was published by Steidl in the fall of 2016.His work is collected in several museums including The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. In 2024 Steidl will published his book The Fourth Wall.

Griffin Zoom Room
67 Shore Rd
Winchester, 01890

Mark Peterson’s monograph Political Theatre, published in 2016 by Steidl Verlag Publishing can be found on their website alongside his upcoming book The Past is Never Dead. Find him on Instagram @markpetersonpixs

Friday, March 15, 2024

Limited Edition of Lowrider Magazine Dedicated to the Women Shaping the Culture Features Photographs By Gabriela E. Campos


Special issue was completely written and designed by women.  

color screenshot from special digital edition of Lowrider Magazine shows a photograph of a woman in front of her custom lorwrider

Known for their hopping hydraulics, custom upholstery, and intricate paint jobs, lowrider cars are symbols of empowerment and freedom, and a celebration of the broader lowrider culture. To honor Women's History Month and celebrate women who have played integral roles in lowriding culture, Mexican beer manufacturer Modelo partnered with MotorTrend Group (the parent company of MotorTrend and Lowrider magazine) to produce a limited edition of Lowrider.

The special, one-time reissue of Lowrider (which you can read in digital format here) champions the women of lowriding. It's made by women, for women—from the editorial direction led by Dr. Denise Sandoval, a professor of Chicana/o studies, to the photographers, creative directors, writers, and more. Modelo donated advertising space in the publication to women-owned businesses to further support and spotlight entrepreneurs driving the lowrider industry.

The roots of lowriding trace back to the 1940s when car culture was beginning to take hold across post-WWII America. As the hot rod trend swept the country, Mexican Americans began to alter their cars as a means of distinguishing themselves on and off the road. Eventually, the concept of lowriders and the broader lowriding culture stretched far beyond customizations and the Mexican American community.

Historically, depictions of women in Lowrider magazine were often limited to models on the hoods of cars. This limited-edition revival highlights the women behind the wheel who have fought for their place as drivers, builders, mechanics, painters, and welders in a male-dominated world.

Lowrider magazine ceased regular print publication in 2019. Fans in the Los Angeles area can be the first to get a copy of the magazine at the Lowrider Long Beach Super Show at the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific time. Fans nationwide can access the digital version of the issue here.

Monday, March 11, 2024

'A walk back in time': Monroe Gallery of Photography takes viewers back to classic Hollywood

Via The Albuquerque Journal

March 11, 2024

By Kathaleen Roberts

Francis Ford Coppola directing Marlon Brando.

Jimmy Stewart working on “Harvey.”

James Dean taking a nap in his truck.

Santa Fe’s Monroe Gallery of Photography is taking viewers back to old movie glamour with photographs from classic Hollywood.

“We wanted to take a little break from some of our more serious exhibitions,” said Sidney Monroe, gallery co-owner. “And this being awards season with the Academy Awards coming up, there’s a great range of materials with the photographers we represent.”

The 45 images feature such Hollywood icons as Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Steven McQueen, Robert Redford, Rock Hudson, Audrey Hepburn and more. The photographs depict them both on and off the set and in studio portraits.

“It’ll be a little bit of a walk back in time,” Monroe said.

Steve Schapiro was the on-set photographer for “The Godfather” (1972).

black and white photograph of Marlon Brando and Francis Ford Coppola, “The Godfather”

Marlon Brando and Francis Ford Coppola, “The Godfather,” Steve Schapiro.
Courtesy of Monroe Gallery

“I remember him telling us they were collaborating,” Monroe said. “Coppola’s telling Brando where the camera’s going to come in. It’s an interesting behind-the-scenes moment with an actor and director.”

Photographer Richard Miller captured James Dean sleeping during a break in the filming of “Giant” (1956).

“He’s napping in his truck with his feet up in the window,” Monroe said. “That James Dean was killed shortly after contributed to that icon. (Miller’s) got another one of Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean taking a break.

black and white photograph of James Dean's cowboy boots in car window as he naps during filming on "Giant"
James Dean takes a break from filming “Giant,” Richard C. Miller, Texas.
Courtesy of Monroe Gallery

“It’s photography that creates images of these bigger than life characters,” he added.

In “Harvey” (1950), James Stewart played a man dubbed crazy due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend. Life magazine’s Ida Wyman, best known for her images of New York street life, shot Stewart during the filming. Wyman was one of the early female photographers. The field was almost exclusively male when she started during the 1940s.

black and white photograph of actor James Stewart in profile on the set of the mobie "Harvey"

“She found a lot of work for Life in Los Angeles,” Monroe said.

Sonia Handelman Meyer’s striking 1948 image of the Paramount Theater encapsulates the glitz and glamour of the movies.

black and white 1948 photograph of The Paramount Theater marqee with well-dresses people walking by, New York

“We’ve got a beautiful photograph of the marquee.” Monroe said. “The movies (functioned) as an escape from hard times.”

Tony Vaccaro’s on-set shot of Federico Fellini directing 1960s “La Dolce Vita” reveals the old school cameras used in the production.

black and white photograph of directo Fellini giving instructions on beach set of "La Dolce Vita"
Fellini on the set of “La Dolce Vita,” Tony Vaccaro, Italy.
Courtesy of Monroe Gallery

“The director’s stepping in,” Monroe said. “To me, it looks like he’s telling the actress how to pose.”

black and white photograph of the cast of the 1960 movie "Oceans 11" around a pool table
Ocean’s Eleven” cast, Sid Avery/mptv images
Courtesy of Monroe Gallery

Sid Avery’s photograph of the 1960 “Ocean’s 11” cast features Joey Bishop, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Peter Lawford, among others.

“Now there’s been I don’t know how many remakes or new versions have been made,” Monroe said. “We actually had that picture in the gallery in New York when the first remake was being made. Julia Roberts came in and bought it as a gift for the director (Steven Soderbergh.)”


WHEN: Through April 14

WHERE: Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar Ave., Santa Fe

MORE INFO:, 505-992-0800

Friday, March 1, 2024

Bob Gomel: Eyewitness at Alta Arts, Houston

 Via Alta Arts

March 1, 2024

Bob Gomel: Eyewitness Exhibition Opening Reception

March 7, 2024 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

black and white photograph of Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) with Malcolm X leaning over his shoulder while at the victory party following his defeat of Sonny Liston, Miami, 1964

The triumphs and tragedies of the 1960s provided photographer Bob Gomel extraordinary opportunities to help advance American photojournalism. As the images in Eyewitness demonstrate, when history was made, Gomel often was there, making iconic and innovative images of world leaders and events, athletes and entertainers, and great moments in contemporary history — including President John F. Kennedy, the Beatles, Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, and Marilyn Monroe.

This exhibition, presented by Alta Arts and sponsored by the Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, and in conjunction with the 2024 Fotofest Biennial, serves as a retrospective of Gomel’s work and includes photographs from his personal collection that are featured for the first time in a public showing.

Born in New York in 1933, Gomel earned a journalism degree from New York University in 1955 and then served as a U.S. Navy aviator. Gomel joined LIFE in 1959 and shot for the immensely popular magazine for a decade. He later freelanced for Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, Fortune and Forbes magazines, and shot national advertising campaigns for Audi, Bulova, GTE, Merrill Lynch, and Shell Oil, among others.

Eyewitness also features selections from the Bob Gomel Photographic Archive, part of the extensive photographic holdings of the Briscoe Center. The center’s photojournalism archives have flourished over the past two decades into a renowned collection of national-level importance. Gomel’s archive at the Briscoe Center ranges from 1959 to 2014 and includes film negatives, contact sheets, and exhibit prints.

Curated by Bob Gomel.

Contact Monroe Gallery of Photography for fine art print information.

Installation team:  J.P. Zenturo Perez and Alexander Uribe of Alta Arts.

Alta Arts

5412 Ashbrook Drive

Houston TX 77081