Guide to the Gary Monroe Photographs, 1980-1998
Images from this collection have been digitized and are available in: Gary Monroe Photographs, 1980-1998 - Duke Digital Collections
Documentary photographer, writer, and lecturer based in Florida.
A collection of 100 16x20 black-and-white gelatin silver prints shot by Gary Monroe from 1980 to 1998 in Haiti, in Haitian neighborhoods in Florida, and in Krome Camp, Florida, where Haitian refugees are detained by the U.S. government. Images depict individuals, families, and groups of Haitians and Haitian-Americans in a wide variety of locations, including city streets in Port Au Prince and Miami, rural locales, marketplaces, religious centers, housing interiors, and other locations. Some images of protests and ceremonies are included. Prints are identified by unique number assigned by photographer and arranged by country and then chronologically by number. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts.
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
- Monroe, Gary.
- Gary Monroe Photographs, 1980-1998
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A collection of 100 16x20 black-and-white gelatin silver prints shot by Gary Monroe from 1980 to 1998 in Haiti, in Haitian neighborhoods in Florida, and in Krome Camp, Florida, where Haitian refugees are detained by the U.S. government. Images depict individuals, families, and groups of Haitians and Haitian-Americans in a wide variety of locations, including city streets in Port Au Prince and Miami, rural locales, marketplaces, religious centers, housing interiors, and other locations. Some images of protests and ceremonies are included. Prints are identified by unique number assigned by photographer and arranged by country and then chronologically by number. Some numbers are incomplete. Images with no location information are identified by "n.p." Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts.
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Prints are identified by unique number assigned by photographer and arranged by country and then chronologically by number. Some numbers are incomplete. Prints with no place name carry the abbreviation "n.p."
Images portray Florida's Haitian neighborhoods and Krome Camp, where Haitian refugees are detained by the U.S. government. Locations include city streets, detainment centers, and housing interiors. Some images of protests are included.
South Beach, FL, three men seated on twin beds
South Beach, Haitian man riding bicycle
Krome, women in dresses seated
Krome, man lying on cot smoking cigarette
Krome, four naked men in shower
Krome, women outside apartment
Krome, girl outside holding an orange
Krome, four women outside
Krome, portrait of man with head covering
Krome, people walking behind fences
Krome, men crowded onto bunk beds
Krome, person covered by blanket on mattress
Krome, man in bold print shirt lying on cot
Krome, man wearing plaid shirt asleep on cot
Krome, man lying on cot under white sheet
Miami, three men in bedroom
Krome, two men sleeping on benches
Little Haiti, Miami, person lying on bed holding baby
Little Haiti, Miami, woman lying face down on sofa
Miami, man holding banner in demonstration
Miami, man seated with portable TV on table
Miami, man seated wearing two rings
Miami, woman handing child a bottle
Miami, people in demonstration with signs
Ft. Myers, two children in room full of cribs
Miami, taxi cab driver in driver seat
n.p., interior shot of bedroom with baby lying on bed
Ft. Pierce, group of men, women, children
Ft. Pierce, people coming out of a religious center
Miami, two women lying on towels on church floor
Miami, woman laying on towel on church floor reading bible
Boynton Beach, plastic grocery bags in back of car
Belle Glade, seated man in white shirt wearing hat
Belle Glade, man's reflection in mirror
n.p., four boys in living room
Images portray various sites in Haiti. Locations include city streets in Port Au Prince, rural locales, marketplaces, religious centers, housing interiors, and other locations. Some images of protests and ceremonies are included.
Port au Prince, three men sitting on tree branches
n.p., women on chairs in marketplace
n.p., women and girl under thatched roof in marketplace
Lina, close up of two women and two boys
Saint Raphael, people on street in shade
n.p., people on dirt road
Port au Prince, marketplace scene with buses
Lina, women standing in front of wooden gate
Lina, man and boy with white horse along side of country road
Port au Prince, crowded marketplace scene
Grande Goâve, woman peeking into room under curtain
Carrefour, ceremony outdoors with man playing tambourine, women clapping
Jacmel, two women buying and selling
Jacmel, aerial of people walking
Jacmel, people in the hills above the road to Jacmel
n.p., close up of women in marketplace
n.p., women and children in marketplace
L'Estere, people in front of "Bazar du Marche"
n.p., boy balancing box of pens for sale on his head
Carrefour, people sitting under trees
n.p., child and woman in shadow of wall
n.p., street scene, schoolchildren under awning
n.p., women vendors and customers near building
n.p., woman squatting against wall masked by smoke from cooking fire
Carrefour, women on path in countryside
Carrefour, washing and drying clothes along the river
Carrefour, woman walking on path through fields carrying parcel on head
Carrefour, looking out bus door onto busy street
Cité Simone, child standing in dump with mist rising
n.p., women and children in rural marketplace
n.p., house in countryside
Port-au-Prince, crowded city marketplace with pots and pans in foreground
Port-au-Prince, street scene, women walking
n.p., women in marketplace, one woman leaning against pole
Jacmel, men wearing horn headdresses
Port-au-Prince, street scene, woman sitting in foreground with bucket
n.p., ceremony, men with drums, hooded figures carrying hooded figure on a makeshift stretcher on their shoulders
Carrefour, a woman seated next to man holding child
M. Gonaives, two trucks on road and people
Les Gonaives, protesters with large sign
Port au Prince, interior of grain storage with man sitting on sack
n.p., vendors on street with schoolchildren
Port au Prince, wooden bridge, cut wood
n.p., woman in shadow in front of house
n.p., women in front of wall of flip flops
Carrefour, countryside, man with hammer
n.p., three men on sidewalk in shade
Dessalines, interior shot of stone building with arches, a woman and two men inside
n.p., woman sleeping on sack in front of wall
Port au Prince, street scene, women in straw hats
Carrefour, close up of two children and seated man
n.p., people washing at waterfall
Jérémie, straw mats along river side
Les Cayes, dark road with puddles
Plaine du Nored, body in mud pool
n. p., school girls at the market
Jacmel, people near "vote" poster on wall
n.p., countryside, boy on burro, two women on road
n.p., interior of bedroom with two women and many children
Port au Prince, close up of woman with gallon plastic jug
Port au Prince, people smiling and waving in crowd
Mare Rouge, rural market filled with people
n.p., woman squatting by basket in front of rough wall
n.p., close up of men, women, and boys in marketplace
Gary Monroe was born in Miami Beach, Florida. He received a Master's degree in Fine Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1977. Since then Monroe's work chiefly has been focused on documenting various communities in Florida and Haiti, although he has also traveled in other countries around the world. His work has been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Florida Department of State's Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Humanities Council, and the Fulbright Foundation.
[Identification of item], Gary Monroe Photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
The Gary Monroe Photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a
purchase in 2009.
Processed by Ted Holt, Nov. 2009
Encoded by Tanner Capps, Ted Holt, and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, Nov. 2009
Accession 2009-0221 is described in this finding aid.
Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.
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