Thursday, April 25, 2013

stare down stereotypes

"Growing up during the 1960s Chicano movement, Harry Gamboa Jr., [a Los Angeles-based artist,] resented how Chicanos were often portrayed...His photo series Chicano Male Unbonded was his response.  'What was used in the media was this idea of creating inferiority or guiltiness,' he says. 'But these [Chicano] men had contributed to and saved my life.'  Since 1972, Gamboa has created art in various media and formats interpreting the contemporary urban Chicano experience...He chose people who have 'a stance of being affirmative in their own lives,' he says. His subjects are professors, activists, fathers, war veterans and anyone who has contributed to his life."

Source:  NPR

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