Photography influences on news culture
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 the start of our 13 years, 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 Farewell by the Associated Press, Tiananmen Square Demonstration, and poignant 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 to build collections of importance.