Monroe Gallery of Photography : Imagine a World Without Photojournalism

July 14, 2022 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

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July 14, 2022

Monroe Gallery of Photography presents an exhibition celebrating the Gallery's 20th anniversary in Santa Fe. "Imagine a World Without Photojournalism" is a multi-photojournalist presentation of news events of the 20th and 21st Centuries. (slideshow here)

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. In 2021, there were 141 assaults on journalists in the US according to the US Press Freedom Tracker. Combined with deliberate misinformation creating public skepticism; the decline of newspapers and the "news deserts" that result from newspaper closings, the photojournalist's mission of creating visual moments essential to understanding societal and political change is being threatened.

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.


Imagine a World Without Photojournalism
through September 18, 2022.
112 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM

A special program with gallery photojournalists Nina Berman and David Butow will be held on Friday, July 22 at 5:30 PM, RSVP required, please contact the Gallery for information.



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