THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: PHOTOGRAPHERS! ROMO’S TEJANO REPORT ON AL RENDON, OSCAR CASTILLO ON EL MOVIMIENTO EXHIBIT, GEORGE RODRIGUEZ ON PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE FARM WORKERS CENTER IN KEENE, CALIFORNIA AND LUIS GARZA ON PHOTOGRAPHERS AT THE SILVER DOLLAR BAR.
This week we take a very long look at the photographers in our Latino community. We begin with Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report profiling the San Antonio based photographer Al Rendon. Working in both the commercial photographic sphere and also the fine art photography world, Rendon has a distinguished career as Ricardo’s blog points out. Check out Rendon’s cool photographs.
Also this week we report the photography of Los Angeles based photographers Oscar Castillo and George Rodriguez. Oscar talks about the 2010 exhibit of his work at the Latino Museum of Los Angeles. George talks about his retrospective exhibit at the Cesar Chavez Farm Workers Center in Keene, California. George has photographed such luminaries as Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, The Doors and Dr. Dre. Check it all out!
Lastly, photographer Luis Garza talks about the amazing photos taken by photographers Raul Ruiz and Joe Razo in front of the Silver Dollar Bar where Los Angeles Times journalist Ruben Salazar was killed. The photos by Ruiz and Razo were used extensively during the 1970 Inquest into the death of Ruben Salazar.
All in all, quite an array of photographic talent as Latinos pursuing their craft and documenting the lives and work of our people.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia.