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A Conversation with the Noted Photographer Jose Galvez

By Rich Fisher


Tulsa, Oklahoma – On this edition of our show, we chat with the award-winning photographer Jose Galvez. For more than four decades, he's been taking equally powerful and beautiful pictures of the Latino experience in America. These days, his lens is primarily focused on daily life --- as it appears in various ways, shapes, and forms among Latinos --- but Galvez has also vigorously pursued photography from a journalistic standpoint. (He also had his first professional photo exhibition when he was just 22 years old.) In 1984, Galvez was on a team of Los Angeles Times reporters and photographers that won the Pulitzer Prize for a series on Latino life in Southern California. Galvez will soon be in Tulsa to speak about his life and work --- and about the life and work of the celebrated labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, who died in 1993 (and whom Galvez knew and often photographed). As part of a free-to-the-public event, Galvez will speak at 7pm on Wednesday the 31st (which is also Chavez's birthday) at the Martin Regional Library. You can learn more about Galvez, and see examples of his photography, at www.josegalvez.com. (And you can view a flyer announcing his upcoming event appearance here in Tulsa at http://tulsalibrary.org/eventguide/events/HRC_jose-gavlez_poster_10.pdf.)