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Guide to the Gary Monroe Photographs, 1980-1998

Gary Monroe Photographs, 1980-1998 - Duke Digital Collections Digitized Content
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Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Monroe, Gary.
Title
Gary Monroe Photographs, 1980-1998
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet, 98 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

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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Contents of the Collection

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
Box 1 Print 80-1729-3
South Beach, Haitian man riding bicycle
Box 1 Print 81-2084-3
Krome, women in dresses seated
Box 1 Print 81-2265-24?
Krome, man lying on cot smoking cigarette
Box 1 Print 81-2388-26
Krome, four naked men in shower
Box 1 Print 81-2289-7
Krome, women outside apartment
Box 1 Print 81-2363-29
Krome, girl outside holding an orange
Box 1 Print 81-2363-37
Krome, four women outside
Box 1 Print 81-2366-10?
Krome, portrait of man with head covering
Box 1 Print 81-2371-2
Krome, people walking behind fences
Box 1 Print 81-2386-3
Krome, men crowded onto bunk beds
Box 1 Print 81-2420-28
Krome, person covered by blanket on mattress
Box 1 Print 81-2421-22
Krome, man in bold print shirt lying on cot
Box 1 Print 81-2454-10
Krome, man wearing plaid shirt asleep on cot
Box 1 Print 81-2902-3
Krome, man lying on cot under white sheet
Box 1 Print 82-2484-26?
Miami, three men in bedroom
Box 1 Print 82-2518-32
Krome, two men sleeping on benches
Box 1 Print 82-2545-34?
Little Haiti, Miami, person lying on bed holding baby
Box 1 Print 82-2665-26
Little Haiti, Miami, woman lying face down on sofa
Box 1 Print 83-3227-17
Miami, protest march
Box 1 Print 86-4669-13
Miami, man holding banner in demonstration
Box 1 Print 86-4670-7
Miami, man seated with portable TV on table
Box 1 Print 86-4692-32
Miami, man seated wearing two rings
Box 1 Print 86-5077-9?
Miami, woman handing child a bottle
Box 1 Print 87-5334-37?
Miami, people in demonstration with signs
Box 1 Print 87-5482-30
Ft. Myers, two children in room full of cribs
Box 1 Print 93-8076-30
Miami, taxi cab driver in driver seat
Box 1 Print 94-8144-34
n.p., interior shot of bedroom with baby lying on bed
Box 1 Print 94-8149-4
Ft. Pierce, group of men, women, children
Box 1 Print 94-8312-28
Ft. Pierce, people coming out of a religious center
Box 1 Print 94-8314-18
Miami, two women lying on towels on church floor
Box 1 Print 94-8364-13
Miami, woman laying on towel on church floor reading bible
Box 1 Print 94-8364-14
Boynton Beach, plastic grocery bags in back of car
Box 1 Print 96-8808-14
Belle Glade, seated man in white shirt wearing hat
Box 1 Print 96-8997-3
Belle Glade, man's reflection in mirror
Box 1 Print 96-8997-30
n.p., four boys in living room
Box 1 Print 96-8999-0?

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
Box 2 Print 84-2926-12
n.p., women on chairs in marketplace
Box 2 Print 84-3802-3
n.p., women and girl under thatched roof in marketplace
Box 2 Print 84-3872-13
Lina, close up of two women and two boys
Box 2 Print 84-3882-10
Saint Raphael, people on street in shade
Box 2 Print 84-3882-26
n.p., people on dirt road
Box 2 Print 84-3887-10
Port au Prince, marketplace scene with buses
Box 2 Print 84-3910-29
Lina, women standing in front of wooden gate
Box 2 Print 84-3933-9
Lina, man and boy with white horse along side of country road
Box 2 Print 84-3936-36
Port au Prince, crowded marketplace scene
Box 2 Print 84-3940-24
Grande Goâve, woman peeking into room under curtain
Box 2 Print 84-3982-17
Carrefour, ceremony outdoors with man playing tambourine, women clapping
Box 2 Print 84-3971-30
Jacmel, two women buying and selling
Box 2 Print 84-4001-20
Jacmel, aerial of people walking
Box 2 Print 84-4023-5
Jacmel, people in the hills above the road to Jacmel
Box 2 Print 84-4026-23
n.p., close up of women in marketplace
Box 2 Print 84-4037-8
n.p., women and children in marketplace
Box 2 Print 84-4056-34
L'Estere, people in front of "Bazar du Marche"
Box 2 Print 84-4057-10
n.p., boy balancing box of pens for sale on his head
Box 2 Print 84-4074-2
Carrefour, people sitting under trees
Box 2 Print 84-4082-30?
n.p., child and woman in shadow of wall
Box 2 Print 84-4084-20
n.p., street scene, schoolchildren under awning
Box 2 Print 84-4086-
n.p., women vendors and customers near building
Box 2 Print 84-4089-36
n.p., woman squatting against wall masked by smoke from cooking fire
Box 2 Print 84-4098-21
Carrefour, women on path in countryside
Box 2 Print 84-4100-8
Carrefour, washing and drying clothes along the river
Box 2 Print 84-4100-13
Carrefour, woman walking on path through fields carrying parcel on head
Box 2 Print 84-4100-18
Carrefour, looking out bus door onto busy street
Box 2 Print 84-4101-33
Cité Simone, child standing in dump with mist rising
Box 2 Print 84-4105-9
n.p., women and children in rural marketplace
Box 2 Print 84-4145-18
n.p., house in countryside
Box 3 Print 85-4067-18
Port-au-Prince, crowded city marketplace with pots and pans in foreground
Box 3 Print 85-4149-30
Port-au-Prince, street scene, women walking
Box 3 Print 85-4152-8
n.p., women in marketplace, one woman leaning against pole
Box 3 Print 85-4163-1
Jacmel, men wearing horn headdresses
Box 3 Print 85-4187-28
Port-au-Prince, street scene, woman sitting in foreground with bucket
Box 3 Print 85-4194-01?
n.p., ceremony, men with drums, hooded figures carrying hooded figure on a makeshift stretcher on their shoulders
Box 3 Print ??-4559-20
Carrefour, a woman seated next to man holding child
Box 3 Print 86-4809-26
M. Gonaives, two trucks on road and people
Box 3 Print 86-4280-20
Les Gonaives, protesters with large sign
Box 3 Print 86-4709-?
Port au Prince, interior of grain storage with man sitting on sack
Box 3 Print 86-4756-11
n.p., vendors on street with schoolchildren
Box 3 Print 86-4757-23
Port au Prince, wooden bridge, cut wood
Box 3 Print 86-4761-7
n.p., woman in shadow in front of house
Box 3 Print 86-4783-11
n.p., women in front of wall of flip flops
Box 3 Print 86-4783-35
Carrefour, countryside, man with hammer
Box 3 Print 86-4791-1
n.p., three men on sidewalk in shade
Box 3 Print 86-4791-1
Dessalines, interior shot of stone building with arches, a woman and two men inside
Box 3 Print 86-4796-23
n.p., woman sleeping on sack in front of wall
Box 3 Print 86-4808-24
Port au Prince, street scene, women in straw hats
Box 3 Print 86-4838-13
Carrefour, close up of two children and seated man
Box 3 Print 86-4840-15
n.p., people washing at waterfall
Box 3 Print 86-4950-15
Jérémie, straw mats along river side
Box 3 Print 87-5403-35
Les Cayes, dark road with puddles
Box 3 Print 87-5456-2
Plaine du Nored, body in mud pool
Box 3 Print 87-5521-12
n. p., school girls at the market
Box 3 Print 86-4757-23
Jacmel, people near "vote" poster on wall
Box 4 Print 90-9564-2?
n.p., countryside, boy on burro, two women on road
Box 4 Print 91-7256-20?
n.p., interior of bedroom with two women and many children
Box 4 Print 91-7271-12
Port au Prince, close up of woman with gallon plastic jug
Box 4 Print 94-8334-35
Port au Prince, people smiling and waving in crowd
Box 4 Print 94-8526-25
Mare Rouge, rural market filled with people
Box 4 Print 95-8490-21
n.p., woman squatting by basket in front of rough wall
Box 4 Print 98-9234-?
n.p., close up of men, women, and boys in marketplace
Box 4 Print 98-9243-11

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gary Monroe Photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Gary Monroe Photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2009.

Processing Information

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.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.