October 8, 2015 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography



Dear Friends:



The New Yorker featured the new Stephen Wilkes "Remnants" exhibit this past Friday, you can see the feature here.

"I've often found that there is great power in telling difficult stories in a beautiful way. Interest in any given story wanes so quickly, yet it's only through taking the time to go deeper that we get to a place of real understanding. There are moments in journalism when the media captures the visual details of a disaster, yet sometimes misses the true scale of devastation. It's my hope that these images serve as a wakeup call whether that call is about global warming, infrastructure, or just the recognition that the world is changing, it's a reminder that we need to take special care of our fragile world."  -- Stephen Wilkes

Also included in the exhibit is Stephen's newest Day To Night image, taken in the Serengeti, Tanzania, earlier this year.





Serengeti, Tanzania, Day to Night, 2015




Stephen Wilkes: Serengeti, Day To Night, 2015


Recycled Cans


 Stephen Wilkes: Recycled Aluminum Can Study #1


The "Remnants" exhibit will continue through November 22.



Later this month, Steve Schapiro will be signing copies of his new book BLISS in the gallery on Friday, October 30, from 5 "“ 7 pm. In Bliss: An Exploration of the Current Hippie Counterculture & Transformational Festivals, Steve Schapiro, famous for his photographs of the 60s--including Haight-Ashbury and the hippies of that era--documents the hippies of today and their lives in and out of transformational festivals. With a specific focus on a subculture of the current hippie counterculture known as "Bliss Ninnies," these individuals are focused on meditation and dancing as a way to reach ecstatic states of joy. The book features images from festivals across the country and provides an overview of a new contemporary hippie life within America. "The 60s are still here. You just have to find where.



Recently, "BLISS" was featured on the TIME LightBox, and several of Steve Schapiro's iconic civil rights photographs were in this summer's acclaimed  "The Long Road: From Selma to Ferguson" exhibition.






Fairy in the woods, Rainbow Gathering, Michigan, 2001


Steve Schapiro: Fairy in the woods, Rainbow Gathering, Michigan, 2001





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Sid and Michelle Monroe
















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