Monroe Gallery in "Best of Santa Fe" 2015

July 29, 2015 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

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Arts & Culture
Best of Santa Fe 2015
July 29, 2015

Best Blast from the Past

Monroe Gallery
112 Don Gaspar Ave.

Charming and ethereal, powerful and thought provoking, no two visits to Monroe Gallery are the same. The product of owners Sid and Michelle Monroe's love for great photojournalism of the Time/LIFE era keeps the inventory simultaneously pragmatic and poignant. "I just can't think of anything more compelling or dynamic than chronicling our human history, our progress and our failures; our agonies of defeat and extraordinary moments of elevation," Michelle says. Through Sept. 27, Monroe hosts The Long Road: From Selma to Ferguson, which began as a commemoration of the historic march. "We thought we had finished this show in 2013," the gallerist continues. "Events started to unfold in Ferguson and Staten Island, in Cleveland with Tamir Rice, that presented such an extraordinary/terrible opportunity to make it a bigger conversation about how far we've come and what accomplishments have we let slip." (EL)

Image #1 for Monroe Gallery in "Best of Santa Fe" 2015
photo by Enrique Limon

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