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Vatos
Photographs by Josae Galvez and a Poem by Luis Alberto Urrea

 

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Vatos
Photographs by Josae Galvez and a Poem by Luis Alberto Urrea

by Josae Galvez (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9780938317524

 

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One evening, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jose Galvez heard Luis Alberto Urrea read "Hymn to Vatos Who Will Never Be in a Poem" with its chant-like repetitions and its evocation of Chicano manhood. As Luis read each line, an image clicked in Jose's memory, and he knew that he had already taken that photograph. The result of that experience is this remarkable book.

A unique collaboration of two acclaimed artists, Vatos is a tribute to Latino men who are too often forgotten, ignored and misrepresented by the larger culture: children playing in the streets, migrant workers toiling for a better life, homeboys in the barrio, young men with their girlfriends and their mothers, blue collar workers, activists on the streets, sons, uncles, fathers, and grandfathers. Vatos recognizes their joys, their sorrows, their tenderness and their strength. Through Galvez' photographs and Urrea's words, they will not be forgotten.



 

ISBN 938317520
ISBN13 9780938317524
Publisher Cinco Puntos Press,U.S.
Format Paperback
Publication date 01/09/2000
Pages 95
Weight (grammes) 363
Published in United States
Height (mm) 197
Width (mm) 248