As part of its ongoing mission to promote and celebrate Mexican and Mexican-American culture, the Mexican Cultural Institute, Los Angeles is proud to present ?Cesar E. Chavez: A Reflection,? an exhibit of never-before seen, intimate and signature photographs of an American hero, C?sar E. Ch?vez, from the lens of legendary photographer George Rodriguez.
?I first met Cesar Chavez in 1969 in Delano, California while on assignment for West Magazine, a Sunday supplement of the Los Angeles Times. I soon realized Cesar was the rare and special individual you meet maybe once in a lifetime, humble and caring for his fellow man,? says Rodriguez.
Born and raised in South Central L.A., George Rodriguez first learned photography as a student at Fremont High School.
His first professional work was in the entertainment industry, where he took photographs for motion picture studios and major television networks.
Rodriguez's love of portraiture and photojournalism has kept him involved in documenting the Chicano/Mexican American experience for many years, including C?sar E. Ch?vez and the farm workers movement.
He currently works as a freelance magazine and corporate photographer
Thursday, March 30, 2006, 6 pm to 10 pm
Mexican Cultural Institute, Downstairs Art Gallery,
Plaza Olvera, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Exhibit runs from March 31 through April 28
Gallery open Wednesday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, noon to 6 pm.