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Monroe Gallery of Photography : Life on Earth


Monroe Gallery of Photography presents “Life On Earth”, a survey of 20th and 21st Century environmental and climate issues documented by photojournalists.

Our world is changing faster – and in more ways – than we could have ever imagined. With social and economic disruption on a scale rarely seen since the end of World War II 75 years ago, the Covid-19 pandemic is also forcing us to completely rethink the notion of ‘business as usual’.

People’s thinking is shifting substantially. Levels of major air pollutants have been drastically reduced since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and human health and healthcare in general have become priorities. This temporary decrease in pollution serves as proof that as a global society, we can make a striking difference. A healthy planet remains fundamental to all our endeavors to make the world healthier and more sustainable. Featured in the exhibition are stories spanning almost 85 years of flooded landscapes, energy explorations’ impact on the land and society; and Adam Karls Johansson’s iconic image of Greta Thunburg’s first school strike for climate change. Using photography, the exhibit informs in the hope the images motivate awareness and change.

The exhibit is on view in the gallery through September 13, 2020; the Gallery is open to the public with strict Covid-19 safe operating procedures and private viewing appointments available. Concurrently the exhibit is available for on-line viewing at


Monroe Gallery of Photography

112 Don Gaspar

Santa Fe, NM 87501


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