It wouldn’t be a New York summer without the annual crop of exhibitions across the city. The Staley-Wise Gallery has chosen to honor woman, or rather, women. From Eleanor Roosevelt to Dolly Parton, from Susan Sontag to Janis Joplin and Marilyn Monroe, these artists, activists, musicians and singers sat for the greatest photographers of the day: Mary Ellen Mark, Cecil Beaton, Bert Stern, Robert Doisneau, Harry Benson and others. Whether it was taken in the studio or the street, every picture is tinged with elegance.
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