December 18, 2017 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

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Tony Vaccaro: Newly liberated women in Nante, along the North bank of the Loire River, celebrate their freedom, Nante, France, July, 1944

Happy 95th Birthday to Gallery photographer Tony Vaccaro!!

Tony Vaccaro turns 95 on December 20, 2017. In 2017, the Emmy-nominated documentary film "Underfire: the Untold Story of Tony Vaccaro" aired on HBO, following its November, 2016 premiere. In July, Tony returned to Santa Fe, New Mexico 57 years after his famous photo-session with Georgia O'Keeffe to attend the opening of the exhibition "Tony Vaccaro: War and Peace" at Monroe Gallery of Photography.

In World War II, Tony Vaccaro played two risky roles, serving as a combat infantryman on the front lines, as well as a photographer who shot 8,000 photographs. Returning to the States in 1950, Tony started his career as a commercial photographer, eventually working for virtually every major publication: Flair, Look, Life, Venture, Harper's Bazaar, Town and Country, Quick, Newsweek, and many more. Tony went on to become one the most sought after photographers of his day.

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Tony Vaccaro 

 Monroe Gallery of Photography is proud to present a special pop-up exhibition of photographs by Tony Vaccaro on the occasion of his 95th birthday. Visit the exhibition on-line at, or in the gallery through January 21, 2018. And stay in contact with Monroe Gallery for several Tony Vaccaro exhibits to be announced for 2018!

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