BLIND Magazine: The Photography Show Presented by AIPAD
May 20, 2022 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography
May 19, 2022
"On May 19 The Photography Show presented by AIPAD returns to New York City for the first time since 2019. Now in its 41st edition, The Photography Show is the longest-running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium.Although photojournalism has largely been overlooked by the art world, Sid and Michelle Monroe of Santa Fe’s Monroe Gallery remain steadfast in their determination to elevate the masters of the form, both present and past. “The role of photojournalists has perhaps never been as vital and important as it is today,” the Monroes say. “By encouraging photojournalists to make fine art prints, their work enters a new realm beyond the temporary, the printed page or a brief appearance in a web article. Exhibiting their work further establishes the images in our collective consciousness and our shared history.”Gabriela E. Campos’s photograph of Than Tsídéh, 19, of the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo dancing on an empty platform where a statue of brutal Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate was removed from where it once stood in Rio Arriba county, New Mexico, during the immediate aftermath of the murder of George Floyd in June 2020.
“The names of conquistadors, like those of Confederate and colonial generals and leaders, have been memorialized as roads, schools, shopping centers, statues, even building names,” the Monroes say. “Americans have tended to ignore old political monuments without thought, or even knowing, of the histories behind them. Campos’s photograph brings awareness and perhaps a shift in consciousness and it confronts the issue of Native histories in America."
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The Photography Show by AIPAD will be on view at Center415, 415 Fifth Avenue, between 37th and 38th Streets, New York City.
Friday, May 20
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – VIP Early Access Hours
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – General Admission
Saturday, May 21
11:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – VIP Early Access Hours
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – General Admission
Sunday, May 22
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – VIP Early Access Hours
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – General Admission