Collection of 50+ Photos on Display at USD
The work of the United Farm Workers is closely associated with the legacy of Cesar Chavez. This exhibition looks at the powerful photographic work that was produced by Carlos LeGerrette, who was the personal photographer for Chavez in the 1960s and 1970s. Approximately 50 images by LeGerrette demonstrate Chavez’s historic efforts to gain better working conditions and compensation for agricultural workers, as well as more private images, not often seen by the public. This project was conceived by Alberto López Pulido, Professor of Ethnic Studies, in tandem with Jeffrey Mark Burns, Director of the Center for Catholic Thought and Culture at USD, with the close cooperation of LeGerrette. An undergraduate Honors Course, together with a publication and broad array of public programs are being planned in association with The Farmworkers’ Movement Through the Lens of Carlos LeGerrette.