Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar, is pleased to announce
"A Thousand Words: Masters of Photojournalism", an exhibition of more
than 60 great photographs from the field of photojournalism. The
exhibition opens with a public reception on July 3 from 5 - 7 pm, and
will continue through September 25.
The phrase "A picture is worth a thousand words" emerged in the early
part of the 20th century, and is said to have been derived from a
faulty translation of a Chinese proverb. However, the way a photograph
can capture time, emotions, and feelings has made photography a unique
art form. There are certain mysteries about great photographs that
captivate viewers and cause us to pause in thought and remembrance. We
have often seen these photographs reproduced numerous times in
newspapers, magazines, books and documentaries. Universally relevant,
they reflect the past, the present, and the changing times. These
unforgettable images are imbedded in our collective consciousness; they
are defining moments chronicling our visual history. They are, indeed,
worth a thousand words.
In today's ocean of bad news for the press--picture
editors being laid off, agency, newspapers and magazines closures,--an
island of hope, history, and artistic recognition is thriving in the
photographs featured in the exhibition. Included are several
photographs never before shown at Monroe Gallery, and photographs
collectively exhibited together for the first time.
The photographers in this exhibition have captured
dramatic moments in time and illustrate the power of photography to
inform, persuade, enlighten and enrich the viewer's life. These images
also embody truth and beauty and represent what can genuinely be called
"Masters of Photojournalism".