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Lecture "Among My Travels" by José Gálvez, Pulitzer Prize Winner

  • International
  • Diversity
  • Lecture
When Oct 12, 2012
from 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Where Elaine Chao Auditorium
Contact Name
Contact Phone 5028520501
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Friday, October 12, 2012
Elaine Chao Auditorium
Ekstrom L

University of Louisville
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. 


The son of a migrant laborer, photographer José Gálvez has spent four decades capturing the Latino story in the United States, one of hard work and a steadfast commitment to pursuing the American Dream. Gálvez will share in pictures and words his personal history of struggle and triumph as well as the stories of inmigrantes who have pushed past educational, language, and social barriers to succeed.

About the speaker: A teenage José Gálvez bought a pawn shop camera and immediately began to photograph the barrios of his native Tucson, Arizona. After college, as a photojournalist, he photographed presidents, Popes, and celebrities. But his personal mission was always to capture everyday Latino life wherever he was. In 1984, he led a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for a Los Angeles Times series on Latinos in Southern California. Gálvez now devotes his life to documenting the growing Hispanic population across the U.S., especially in the South. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, and takes his 40 years of work and the stories of the people in the pictures to museums, schools and colleges, as well as to fiestas, lowrider shows, and rodeos, to build bridges, educate and inspire.

Please visit  his website for more information on his work and accomplishments:

For information, please contact Dr. Manuel F. Medina, 852-0501,


Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences and the A&S  International, Diversity and Outreach Office

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