Fine Art / Exhibitions

Prints from the collection are displayed and showcased all over the world in both solo and group exhibitions every year. Shaw Family Archives produces shows in partnership with museums and galleries, as well as film festivals and cultural institutions. Exhibition locations have included Amsterdam, Florence, Tokyo, Athens, Brussels, Lyon, London and New York. For information on upcoming shows, exhibition opportunities and fine art sales please contact

Editorial Licensing

During their lifetimes, the photographs of Sam Shaw and his son Larry Shaw appeared in countless publications of the day, including LIFE, Look, Paris Match, L'Europeo, Ebony, The Daily Mail, Der Stern, Harper's Bazaar, and Connaissance des Arts. Today, Shaw Family Archives continues to license photographs by Sam Shaw and Larry Shaw for editorial uses such as educational and journalistic purposes. Below are some examples of editorial uses that we license internationally.

  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Online news sources
  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedias
  • Trade/Professional journals
  • Scholarly periodicals
  • Documentary films or videos
  • Catalogs

Some of our recent completed editorial licenses include the cover of Lois Banner’s book Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox, Aperture’s publication Photography Changes Everything, the HBO documentary by director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, the Smithsonian Photography Initiative’s CLICK! project, and NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s first Night Subway Map. For more information about editorial licensing opportunities please contact

Commercial Licensing

Images created by Sam Shaw and Larry Shaw can be creatively used to help promote a product, service, or idea. Through commercial licensing, Shaw Family Archives works with clients to enhance their business with iconic and timeless imagery. Examples of commercial opportunities are:

  • Print advertising
  • Billboards
  • Web advertising
  • Public relations
  • Annual reports
  • Product packaging
  • Websites
  • Brochures
  • Commercials
  • Retail products such as posters, greeting cards, apparel, home décor, and jewelry

Some highlights of past commercial partnerships include licenses with H&M, Dolce & Gabbana (featured above), Nova Wines, and Grand Central Partnership’s annual report. For more information about commercial licensing opportunities please contact