José's books have found their way into the hands of thousands of people,
from some of the most prominent Latinos in business and politics to young
immigrant teenagers who are just starting on their way. Exhibits from
José's books have toured the country, showing in museums
as well as in the galleries of universities, schools and libraries.
It's here! José's memoir of growing
up in the barrios of Tucson, Arizona, set next to some of the most
amazing images from his collection. Click
here to read an excerpt and learn how you can help us celebrate
this new book.
Vatos is a powerful synergy of José’s
photographs and the words of the amazing poet and author, Luis
Alberto Urrea. Edward James Olmos called this work, "A tribute
to Chicano men, to Latino men, to all men everywhere." Vatos is
in its third printing and has been honored by the American Library
Association. The book recently appeared on the television show, Lie
Published by Cinco
For countless generations of Mexican Americans, memories of rural
life recall la querida tierra, the beloved land.
Through good times and bad, the land provided sustenance. Today,
many of those homesteads and ranches have succumbed to bulldozers
that have brought housing projects and strip malls in their wake.
Patricia Preciado Martin and José Galvez have preserved the voices
and images of men and women who are descendants of pioneer ranching
and farming families in southern Arizona." Published by UA
Americanos was an ambitious
multi-media production led by actor Edward James Olmos that resulted
in a book, an exhibit that traveled nationally through the Smithsonian
Institution, a CD of Latino music, and a documentary that aired
on HBO. José served as a photo editor for the book and exhibit.
One of his photographs appears on the cover in blue. The book is
now out of print - check your local library - but we've got the
last remaining copies!
Find these books at your library and where
books are sold. Want a signed copy? Contact