Imagine A World Without Photojournalism

Exhibition celebrating the Gallery’s 20th anniversary in Santa Fe

2022-07-01 - 2022-09-18

Across America and throughout the world, photojournalists working to bring the world vital news have come under attack, often from authorities, governments, and groups using violence and repression as a form of censorship. Combined with deliberate misinformation creating public skepticism, the photojournalist’s mission of creating visual moments essential to understanding societal and political change is being threatened.  According to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, run by the Freedom of the Press Foundation, in 2021 there were 141 assaults on journalists, 57 journalists arrested or detained, and 36 journalists who had equipment damaged across the United States while working.

For 20 years, Monroe Gallery of Photography has presented exhibitions championing the critical work of photojournalists.

Photojournalism’s work and mission—one that can be put simply as documenting a news event through the medium of photographic images, has arguably become the most essential and enduring news messaging tool, and one that has gained only further traction and relevance in the 21st century.

On the occasion of Monroe Gallery of Photography’s 20th anniversary in Santa Fe, we are proud to present an exhibition of photojournalists that we have exhibited throughout the years which span almost 100 years of history.

A special panel program with photographers Nina Berman and David Butow: Threats to Photojournalism was held on Friday, July 22 - view the discussion here.

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