Penn State Altoona will present a display by photographer and speaker José Galvez Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. in the Pond View Lounge of the Slep Student Center. A reception with refreshments will take place at 6 p.m. The display will close briefly from noon–1:15 p.m.
For more than 40 years, Galvez has used black-and-white film to create a powerful and unparalleled historical record of the Latino experience in America. His compelling work captures the beauty of daily life. While capturing the struggles and triumphs of Latinos in the U.S., Galvez also tells his own story of being a child in the barrios of Mexico, moving to the United States, and how he became the world-renowned photographer he is today.
Galvez was the first Mexican-American photographer on the staff of the Los Angeles Times. In 1984, he was on a team of reporters and photographers that won a Pulitzer Prize for a series on Latino life in southern California: the first Chicanos to win the Prize.
Galvez's visit is part of Penn State Altoona's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.