Several academic archives have asked to be the repository for this unique collection of Chicanx documentary photographs. These images captured by Jesús Manuel Mena Garza illuminate the Chicano experience during the turbulent 1970s.
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.
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 also includes photographs exploring the cultures and environments of Mexico and the mythical Aztlán.
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Updated January 8, 2018 · Copyright 2017 Jesús Manuel Mena Garza · All rights reserved