Photography influences on news culture

Nixon's Final Salute

In the October issue of ‘Vanity Fair’ Magazine, the editors featured ‘the 25 best news photographs’ in honor of the magazine’s 25th anniversary. At GALLERY M, we can relate. Not only is it our start of our 13 year, we believe, as does Vanity Fair,  that art (including photography) has the ability to be transformational; to transform the viewers’ lives. Of the 25 photographs highlighted in the issue, GALLERY M represents 7 of the 25 images mentioned including: The Flag Raising on Mt. Suribuchi by Joe Rosenthal; Dewey Defeats Truman as captured by Ed Clark; Nick Ut’s Kim Phuc in Vietnam Napalm, Nixon Waves Farewll by the Associated Press, Tianamen Square Demonstration, and poingent images from the civil rights movement, including Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream speech” which has a similar feel to our own Ted Williams’ Soldier Field MLK works and the vintage photograph shown here by Francis Miller; ; Police Chief shooting a Viet Cong officer by Eddie Adams; Nixon boarding the plane the day of his resignation; John Kennedy Jr saluting his father released by AP; Students being escorted to high school as desegregation begins as a vintage by Ed Clark; ; Tiananmen Square Associated Press photographer depicting the importance of one person can make a difference.

What a statement of the times we live in; what a statement of the significance of GALLERY M as it continues to assist collectors build collections of importance.

Author: Mason Hayutin

Founder, Editor and contributing writer, Mr. Mason Hayutin is recognized for his depth of experience and knowledge in technology, energy economics, and the arts (fine and visual). Having worked with recognized world class artists and their estates since 1997, Mason brings a wealth of practical experiences from installations, marketing and private sales.

An active business advocate, he successfully released the fine art documentary film LUBIE LOVE in 2009 ahead of the global auto crisis – in addition to maintaining his tenure as Vice President of GALLERY M INC. Hayutin holds a degree in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. You can read his insight here at The Art Quarterly as well as in regional and national publications.

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