Grey Villet: Commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village, New York
1971 archival pigment print
Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar Ave., 505-992-0800 Born into a sheepherding community in the Karoo, a semi-desert region of South Africa, in 1927, LIFE magazine photographer Grey Villet went on to shoot revolutionaries, presidents, and ordinary people engaged in the struggle for their rights in America and other parts of the world. Soon after starting at LIFE in 1954, he won photojournalism’s prestigious Magazine Photographer of the Year award and went on to cover significant moments in American history. The exhibit Grey Villet: A Portrait of Life in America opens on Friday, May 5, during gallery hours and runs through June. There is no reception.