UNT Photo Talk Focuses on 70s Chicano Community and Activism

Denton, TX, April 25, 2013 --(PR.com)-- A Chicano Photographer’s Journey: 1969 to the Present, an hour-long show and lecture by documentary photographer Jesús Manuel Mena Garza takes place at the University of North Texas (UNT) in room 080 in the Business Leadership Building on April 25 at 3pm. A reception immediately follows. The events are free and open to the public.

For the presentation, 75 images were selected from Garza’s archive. From 1970 to 1975, he took intimate photos of Chicano icons César E. Chávez, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzáles and others. The photographs provide a retrospective glimpse from the unique perspective of the photojournalist and activist.

Wife of the photographer, Midwestern State University Professor Dr. Ann Marie Leimer adds, “During the past decades, my husband has extensively published and exhibited several documentary photographic series. His Chicano Photographer series explores important aspects of the American experience, historic events and cultural practices often marginalized by the dominant culture.”

Professor Leimer adds, “The new presentation also illuminates why Jesús pursued the role of critical observer. He sheds light on the various influences in his artistic life. Detailing the various steps that helped him evolve into an prominent documentary photographer.”

Location and Time
The University of North Texas
Thursday, April 25, 2013
3 to 4pm with reception to follow
Room 080 – The Business Leadership Building
Free and open to the Public

Sponsored by the University of North Texas Mexican-American Studies Minor and Department of History

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