Monroe Gallery Announces Representation of Mark Peterson

March 17, 2024

black and white photograph of The US Capitol with 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.

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