January 1, 2014 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

As the final hours of 2013 elapse, we pause to remember two great friends that passed away in 2013: Bill Eppridge and John Dominis, along with so many other truly great photographers.

We are grateful that our lives have  made it possible to know, or to have known, so many great photographers personally in our careers, and their humanistic photography and kind hearts have informed us in both our personal and professional lives.

2013 has once again affirmed our steadfast belief in the power of a photograph.  To all of the photographers out there, past and present, we honor your commitment and service to humanity.

We are so very thankful to all who have visited the gallery and our booths at art fairs this year (we'll be in booth #302 at photo la 2014 January 16 - 19).

In a small way, this our "thank you" for 2013. We wish you the very best in 2014.

--Sidney and Michelle Monroe

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