‘The things we live with’
"Kiss of Liberation," St. Briac, France, 1944. (Courtesy of Monroe Gallery)
SANTA FE, N.M. — From documenting his world as a 21-year-old soldier in World War II and developing film in his helmet to fashion photo shoots for major magazines, and taking portraits of artists and celebrities like Georgia O’Keeffe, photographer Tony Vaccaro says he has had to adapt to the world around him his entire career.
“It’s amazing how the things we live with influence us,” said Vaccaro, now 94.
His most comprehensive exhibit ever, including never-before-shown work, will be on display starting today in downtown Santa Fe’s Monroe Gallery of Photography.
More than 50 photos ranging from 1940s Germany into the 1970s include editorial work from LIFE and other magazines, some of his work with O’Keeffe, and shots of famous politicians like John F. Kennedy.