Luis C. Graza

Luis C. Garza (1943-) is a photographer and independent curator living in Los Angeles, CA. He served on the Board of Directors of Plaza de la Raza, worked in a leadership role at Legacy and Legend Producations, and served as a project consultant at the Getty Conservation Institute during the conservation of David Alfaro Siqueiros' "America Tropical" mural. Plaza de la Raza is a nonprofit, community-based, cultural arts and education center located in East Los Angeles' Lincoln Park. Legacy and Legend Productions is a company whose work includes museum exhibitions, speaker events, and public discussions – most notably related to the works of David Alfaro Siqueiros. The collection contains records collected by Garza during his tenure at Plaza de la Raza, Legacy and Legend Productions, and The Getty Conservation Institute.

Luis C. Garza, who was a La Raza photographer, co-curated the Autry show, which runs through next February. Another Chicano photographer George Rodriguez, who produced images in the same vein of those published in La Raza while working independently, also recently released a book of his images, Double Vision: The Photography of George Rodriguez (Hat & Beard), and a retrospective of his work will open later this month at the Lodge in Los Angeles. ARTnews spoke with Garza and Rodriguez about their work and the continuing legacy of the 1968 Chicano Blowouts.

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