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Chicanx Photography

The images captured by Jesús Manuel Mena Garza during the turbulent 1970s, illuminate the Chicanx experienceSeveral academic archives have asked to be the repository for this unique collection of Chicanx photography. 

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Larger Photo: César Estrada Chávez, Smaller photos: Quinto Festival de los Teatros Chicanos, Selfie with Hasselblad, Mexico City Soccer Players, Click the graphic and go to Jesús Garza's Patreon page, Modesto Marcher with Virgen del Tepeyac Poster, El Louie, Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales

One thing is certain, you can't go back to the 70s (forty years ago) and take pictures of United Farm Workers President César E. Chávez and Crusade For Justice Founder Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales. That's what makes this photographic series so valuable. Below is a YouTube sampler that you may find of interest. Check it out!


Select images from the Chicano Photographer Collection have been published in magazines, books and exhibited in numerous galleries and museums from coast to coast and internationally. The Imágenes Xicano Archive is expanding to include new photographs exploring Mexico and the mythical Aztlán.

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