Save the date June 8 for a Gallery Talk With Amalie R. Rothschild

May 20, 2024 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography


Janis and Tina singing
Amalie R. Rothschild
Janis and Tina, Madison Square Garden, November 27, 1969




Gallery Talk With Amalie R. Rothschild

Award-winning photographer, filmmaker and author of “Live At The Fillmore East”


Santa Fe--Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar, is pleased to announce a gallery talk, free and open to the public, with acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Amalie R. Rothschild on Saturday, June 8. RSVP is essentialRSVP is essential, seating is limited and the talk will begin promptly at 4:30. A special selection of Rothschild’s rock photographs will be on exhibit alongside the current “1964” exhibit. current “1964” exhibit.

An award winning filmmaker and photographer, Rothschild studied with Harry Callahan at RISD and Paul Caponigro at NYU where she made her first film; it was shown at the 1970 New York Film Festival.

She is noted for her documentaries about social issues as revealed through the lives of people in the arts, and for her photographs of seminal rock events, venues and musicians from 1968 to 1974. She was a member of the Joshua Light Show at the Fillmore East Theater in New York producing special effects photography, slides, graphics, films and film loops used during performances and was considered the theater’s unofficial house photographer. She had unlimited access onstage and backstage to all the happenings at the Fillmore East, and was on staff at the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

During that period she photographed most of the major rock music events on the East Coast including the 1969 Newport Festival, Tanglewood 1969 & 1970, The Who’s U.S. premiere of their rock opera Tommy and the Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden, Bob Dylan’s 1974 tour, and in England the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival, as well as anti-war/peace demonstrations in the U.S. during the 1960s. Her monograph “Live at the Fillmore East: A Photographic Memoir,” was published in 1999.

In this talk she will discuss how being in the right place at the right time, and the accident of her documentary impulses, led her to record the birth of rock theater and how this created a 20,000 picture archive which has sustained her professionally into her 70s.

Gallery hours are 10 to 5 Daily. Admission is free. For further information, please call: 505.992.0800; E-mail: Both exhibitions continue through June 23, 2024.


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