Jose Galvez | Aqui Estamos, Here We Are
Join us for an opening reception February 5th, 6 – 9p at Downtown (117 S. West Street).
Since the late 1960s, Tucson, Arizona native José Galvez has used black and white photography to document Latino life and culture in the United States. A newspaper photographer for over twenty years, Galvez was a member of a team of reporters and photographers at the Los Angeles Times who won a Pulitzer Prize in Community Service for a series on the Latino experience in Southern California.
Galvez served as senior photo editor and contributor to Americanos, a multi-media exhibition documenting Latino life in the United States led by Edward James Olmos. His first book, Vatos, a collaboration with Luis Alberto Urrea was honored by the American Library Association. Belove Land, with famed oral historian Patricia Martin explored the lives of Mexican pioneer ranchers in the American Southwest. And his latest book, Shine Boy, combines his life story with photographs he shot over the years.
Read more about Jose on the City Gallery page.
We love our city and the artists in it! The Vintage First Friday Gallery showcases the talent that is so deeply entrenched in our community. Vintage’s First Friday Gallery hosts an opening reception for artists and musicians every First Friday of the month, participating as a part of the First Friday Raleigh downtown art walk.