Cesar Chavez & the Farmworker Movement

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



Land of Opportunity: Latino Entrepreneurs of the South 

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. Excerpts of the interviews are part of a media kiosk that accompanies the exhibit Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolinacurrently looking for placement. (Check with the NC Museum of History if interested.) It comes complete with excerpt panels as well as information on economic impacts of immigrant business. Click here to see some of this exhibit.



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 evolves every year as José travels, has recently shown at dozens of colleges and universities. Click here to see some of this exhibit.





"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.  Click here to see some of this exhibit.




Los Angeles Riots, 1992: 25 years later

In the spring of 1991, Rodney King was beaten by four Los Angeles police officers after a high-speed chase. A bystander's video footage of the assault was broadcast nationally. A year later, the officers were acquitted of all charges and rioting ensued. 53 people died; thousands were injured. Galvez traveled the affected areas following the riots and recorded the aftermath. This exhibit showed at the National Civil Rights Museum in 2017.   Click here to see some of this exhibit.