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  Some of the exhibits we offer for your gallery, school, or library

Seeking Venues

José offers exhibits at very reasonable rates to libraries, schools, and student groups as well as to galleries and museums. He can work with any exhibit space. He also has indoor and outdoor portable set-ups and loves to bring the photographs to non-traditional locations such as fiestas, rodeos, and lowrider shows. To inquire about having José's work at your gallery or event, send him an email.

Land of Opportunity: Latino Entrepreneurs of North Carolina

Funded by NALAC through the support of the Ford Foundation and JP Morgan Chase, this exhibit includes not only photographs but also oral histories about the lives of Hispanic business owners, their trials and triumphs. This project was presented as it evolved at Louisburg College in 2007, in the Durham City Mayor’s office in early 2008, and at NC State in Fall, 2008. Along with a multimedia kiosk with excerpts from the interviews, the exhibit is part of Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina. It comes complete with panels of excerpts as well as information on economic impacts of immigrant business.

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César Chávez, Man of Courage

This is an exciting exhibit of 15 images of Chávez’s life and work from the early 1970s until his death in 1993. José was present for many of César’s actions. This exhibit includes behind-the-scenes looks at farm worker protests and fasts, as well as moving images of Chávez’s funeral. It refreshes our memories of the impact of Chávez on all of the efforts continued today on behalf of workers, and introduces young people and new immigrants to César’s life and work.

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Al Norte al Sur: Latino Life in the South

This work is the result of José's intense documentation of Latinos living in the southern United States: dozens of images of work, play, protest, and celebration. This exhibit represents a more nuanced contribution to the current debates on immigration and assimilation. The work, which changes and evolves every year as José travels, has recently shown at dozens of colleges and universities.

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"Latina" spans the four decades of José's career, focusing solely on Hispanic women across the United States and their everyday lives, loves, and relationships. This exhibit allows the viewer to see parallels across the experiences of Latinas of different ethnicities, of different ages, of immigrant backgrounds or many generations native-born. It debuted at Peace College in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2008 and showed most recently at Kings College in Fall 2013.

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We enjoy creating exhibits with new and different themes. Please let us know your needs.




Aug 18 - Sept 26
Swarthmore College

Sept 11 - Sept 18
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Harding University, Searcy, AR

Sept 15 - Sept 28
Penn State Hazleton

Sept 24 - Oct 8
Austin Peay, Clarksville, TN

Oct 8 - Oct 22
North Greenville Univ

Oct 9 - Nov 6
Southern Adventist, Collegedale, TN

Oct 13 - Oct 25
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa




-NC Museum of History, Raleigh
-Steel Museum, Youngstown OH
-Univ of Southern Indiana
-Samke Art Gallery, Bucknell University
-Begley Art Gallery, Lindsey-Wilson College
-Wilkes U
-Seton Hill
-Indiana State
-Penn St Schuylkill

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Contact Jose at Jose Galvez dot com




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