Grey Vil­let: Com­mem­o­ra­tion of the 1969 Stonewall Ri­ots in Green­wich Vil­lage, New York

1971 archival pig­ment print

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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.

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