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Chicano Photographer Show in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, May 20, 2007 --( Carlotta’s Passion Fine Art of Los Angeles, California presents eleven photographs from the documentary series Chicano Photographer by California photographer Jesús Manuel Mena Garza, June 9 through July 1, 2007. The photographs are part of the exhibition titled, Struggle and Liberation: Photographs of Seminal Events and Icons of the 1960s and 1970s. The public is invited to a reception on June 9, 6 to 10 p.m.

University of Redlands’ Professor Ann Marie Leimer said, “Garza has extensively published and exhibited several documentary photographic series during the past decades. This series explores important aspects of the American experience, pieces of which are often marginalized by the dominant culture.”

During the 70s, Jesús Garza had the privilege of touring with theater groups throughout Mexico and California. From this vantage point, he took intimate portraits of people fighting for human rights. From César E. Chavez to Rodolfo ’Corky’ Gonzales, the photographs provide a retrospective glimpse from the unique perspective of a photojournalist and activist.

A more comprehensive exhibition that includes presentations and workshops by the artist will be held this fall at Saint Mary’s University of Maryland in Saint Mary’s City, Maryland and in spring 2008 at Valley College in San Bernardino, California. The photographs at Carlotta’s Passion have been previously exhibited during 2006 in Los Angeles, San José and Riverside galleries. This is the first time the photographs will be on sale as part of a limited edition.


Exhibition location: Carlotta’s Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles (Eagle Rock), CA 90041. Telephone: (323) 259.1563

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Ann Marie Leimer, Ph.D
(909) 748-8505
Carlotta’s Passion Fine Art
2012 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles (Eagle Rock), CA 90041
Telephone: (323) 259.1563

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