Tony Vaccaro at Monroe Gallery of Photography

November 26, 2021 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

 Via Pasatiempo, The Santa Fe New Mexican

November 26, 2020

color photo of fashion model on NY commuter train, 1960
Tony Vaccaro, The Fashion Train, NYC (1960), archival pigment print

Photographer Tony Vaccaro, the subject of a 2016 documentary by HBO Films, fought on the front lines during World War II as a combat infantryman in the 83rd Infantry Division. All the while he was documenting his first-hand experience with his camera.

After the war, Vaccaro distinguished himself as a photographer, capturing a spectrum of events and personalities, such as artist Georgia O'Keeffe, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and activist Coretta Scott King. His work appeared in numerous publications, including Harper's Bazaar, Town and Country, and Newsweek.

Vaccaro, who's about to turn 99, survived the Battle of Normandy and, more recently, a bout of COVID-19. He appears via live remote for his 99th Birthday Exhibition during a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, Nov. 26. The exhibit continues through Jan. 16. Masks and proof of vaccination required for the reception.

Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar Ave., 505-992-0800,

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