• Sam Shaw Exhibition Tour Launch

    September 7, 2015

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the exhibition tour Sam Shaw: 60 Years of Photography on September 11, 2015 at the Cultural Center of Cascais, Portugal. The solo exhibition includes over 200 photographs, some never before seen, along with vintage magazines, letters, and other archival material from Shaw's long photography and filmmaking career. The exhibition will run through November 8th in Portugal and then continues to Germany and other European locations.

  • The Best of Vanity Fair

    August 1, 2015

    Vanity Fair's "Hollywood Power" special edition features multiple Sam Shaw photos of agent and producer Charles K. Feldman, including a picture with Marilyn Monroe from one of his most famous film, The Seven Year Itch.

  • Documentary: Listen to Me Marlon

    July 29, 2015

    The revelatory documentary about Marlon Brando is based on 200 hours of recently discovered recordings Brando made during his lifetime, and includes photographs by Sam Shaw. Opening July 29, 2015 at New York City's famous Film Forum. This Showtime documentary film is a must see!

  • Exhibition: Audrey Hepburn Portraits of an Icon

    July 2, 2015

    On view now through October 18, 2015: the National Portrait Gallery in London's exhibition Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of An Icon. A selection of more than seventy images including two by Sam Shaw, one of which is shown here for the first time alongside other leading twentieth-century photographers, such as Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson and Irving Penn. The exhibition also includes an array of vintage magazine covers, film stills, and extraordinary archival material.

  • Review: Audrey Hepburn Portraits of An Icon

    June 19, 2015

    The Guardian favorably reviewed one of Sam Shaw's photos that appears for the first time in the current National Portrait Gallery's Audrey Hepburn exhibition, saying "She is sitting at a bar wearing a coat, surrounded by laughing, drinking men. She stares straight at us, with the loneliness of someone in an Edward Hopper painting. There is more poignancy and depth in this single photo than in the entire movie..."

  • Book: The Star Eaters

    March 27, 2015

    Sam Shaw's portrait of writer Romain Gary appears on the cover of the latest South Korean publication of Gary's Les Mangeurs d'Etoiles (The Star Eaters). This is the fifth cover portrait by Sam Shaw from the series by South Korean publisher Maumsanchaek.

  • Exhibition: Romare Bearden - A Black Odyssey

    January 19, 2015

    An exhibition featuring Sam Shaw photos in Romare Bearden’s collage works will be displayed—some for the first time--at the Columbia University Global Center Europe in Paris. Opening January 19th, this is the first destination of the exhibition tour "Romare Bearden - A Black Odyssey". Also on view are reproductions of Henri Matisse’s Odysseus series, and Matisse’s landmark book Jazz.

  • New Sophia Loren Autobiography

    November 24, 2014

    We just received our German edition copy of the new SOPHIA LOREN autobiography "My Life". The silver screen goddess herself chose this Sam Shaw photograph for the cover!

  • Special Collector's TV Guide Magazine

    September 23, 2014

    TV GUIDE SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION MAGAZINE BY SAM SHAW OUT NOW! Featuring rare and never-before-seen images and stories celebrating 60 years since Sam + Marilyn created the iconic "skirt blowing" photographs. 100 pages of Sam Shaw photographs of MM at work, at play and in love. Available for a limited time only. A true collectors edition...hope you enjoy it!

  • Biography.com Article Goes Viral

    September 18, 2014

    The article Sam Shaw's granddaughter Melissa Stevens wrote for Biography.com to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Shaw's "skirt-blowing" photographs of Marilyn Monroe was their most viral Facebook post to date! In just two days it reached 3.4 million people, was "liked" by nearly 70,000 and was shared over 11,000 times.

  • 60th Anniversary of Sam Shaw's Historic Marilyn Monroe "Skirt Blowing" Photographs

    September 15, 2014

    Celebrate the 60th anniversary of Sam Shaw's photographs from the The Seven Year Itch at the location of the original photo shoot on Lexington Avenue between 52nd and 53rd streets in NYC! From 7am to 7pm create your own photograph #MyMarilynMoment. And later tonight animated projections of Shaw's photos will be projected on various landmark buildings in Times Square, Union Square, Columbus Circle and around Grand Central Station. Read more about the events here.

  • A Great Artist Was Born...

    September 2, 2014

    103 years ago today and his name is Romare Bearden. If you don't know his work, you should. Sam Shaw took this photograph of Bearden and one of his most famous collages, "The Block", which now lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

  • Paris Blues Available for the First Time on DVD and Blu-Ray

    August 20, 2014

    Paris Blues (1961), the first film Sam Shaw produced, is now available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray. Read more about the film starring Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Joanne Woodward and Diahann Carroll in this NY Times article.

  • Marlon Brando's Estate Launches New Website

    July 1, 2014

    This year marks the 90th anniversary of Marlon Brando's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death. In celebration of his life, Shaw Family Archives collaborated with the Marlon Brando Estate on the new Marlon Brando website, which features photographs by Sam Shaw.

  • Blondie Co-founder Chris Stein Celebrates 40 years of his Photography

    June 3, 2014

    Now through July 15th Chris Stein's photographs of his legendary group Blondie are on view at the Dream Downtown @ 355 West 16th Street, New York City. Above: a photo of Deborah Harry and Sam Shaw taken in 1977 during the filming of the Blondie documentary Shaw directed and produced just before the release of Parallel Lines. Photo courtesy (c) Chris Stein




    Sam Shaw: 60 Years of Photography is on view at its eighth museum venue, BRANDTS MUSEUM in Odense, Denmark, September 29 through January 21, 2018.


    Sam Shaw's Marilyn photographs traveled to Paris for an exhibition on view from December 7, 2017 through February 13, 2018.