Gary Monroe will present a retrospective of his work and talk about his life as a photographer at this upcoming event on the Duke University campus. Among the generation of young men and women influenced by Cartier-Bresson and Garry Winogrand, Monroe’s work includes long-term, continuous documentation of people and places as well as “decisive moment” images captured on the fly.
Monday, February 20, 6–7:30 p.m.
Mary Duke Biddle Rare Book Room, Perkins Library
West Campus, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Monroe describes the body of his photographic work on his website as, “Film-based black-and-white documentary photographs of images from South Beach, Miami, New York City, and from around the world—Haiti, Cuba, Brazil, Spain, England, India, Poland, Egypt, Israel, and the Caribbean, as well as photographs of Disney World tourists, Holy Ghost revival participants, roller derby contenders, sex offenders, mentally ill individuals, blind people, and corporate-driven architecture.”
Duke University’s Rubenstein Library Archive of Documentary Arts holds a selection of Monroe’s early Haiti photographs dating from 1980–1998; to view the selection, click here. The Archive of Documentary Arts’ mission is to collect, preserve, and provide access to photography and moving images that document the human condition. It works closely with the Center for Documentary Studies, the Program in Arts of the Moving Image, and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
Gary Monroe is a professor of art at the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach, Florida.