Published in Los Angeles from 1967 to 1977, the bilingual newspaper LA RAZA provided a voice to the Chicano Rights Movement by engaging photographers not only as journalists but as artists and activists to capture the definitive moments, key players, and signs and symbols of Chicano activism.

The archive of nearly 25,000 images created by these photographers—now housed at the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA—provides the foundation for an exhibition at the Autry exploring photography’s role in articulating the social and political concerns of the Chicano Movement during a pivotal time in the art and history of the United States.

LA RAZA—part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA—examines both the photography and the alternative press of the Chicano Movement, positioning photography not only as an artistic medium but also as a powerful tool of social activism.*


LA RAZA, through February 10, 2019.

AUTRY MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN WEST, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, Los Angeles.


Above: La Raza, volume 1, number 1.

Below: Luis C. GarzaStudent and barrio youth lead protest march, La Marcha por La Justicia, Belvedere Park. January 31, 1971, 1971.

© Luis C.Garza. Image courtesy of the photographer and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.


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