Cover: Syndic No. 11
Syndic Literary Journal

Photography: “Cesar Chavez 1980s” by Victor Aleman

PHOTOGRAPHER, VICTOR ALEMAN, TRIESTE ITALY / PHOTO BY CHERRY TURTLE

Photographer Victor Alemán / Photo by Cherry Turtle

 

 

Cesar Chavez 1980s

Photographs by Victor Alemán

Background & Dedication

These photographs are a small fraction of the documentation I made during

my working relationship with Cesar Chavez

and the United Farm Workers of America –  1980-1992.

“To Cesar Chavez, a man who saw and solved social and economic problems

for farmworkers and other poor people in the United States.

He defended the rights of immigrants

and taught and trained

hundreds of thousands of people

to overcome fear and act with courage.”    — Victor Aleman

"Cesar and his granddaughter" / La Paz:  Keene CA / Hasselblad 500 C/M; Kodak Tri-X 400 ASA

“Cesar and his granddaughter” / La Paz: Keene CA / Hasselblad 500 C/M; Kodak Tri-X 400 ASA

“My first photo session at La Paz” / Keene, CA / Minolta; Kodak Tri-X 400 ASA

“My first photo session at La Paz” / Keene, CA / Minolta; Kodak Tri-X 400 ASA

“Breaking the Fast for Life” / Hasselblad 500 C/M; Kodak Ektachrome 100 ASA

“Breaking the Fast of Life” / Hasselblad 500 C/M; Kodak Ektachrome 100 ASA

“Smiling Cesar” / La Paz:  Keene, CA / Leica SL2; Kodak Tri-X 400 ASA

“Smiling Cesar” / La Paz: Keene, CA / Leica SL2; Kodak Tri-X 400 ASA

“Meeting with farmworkers at the North Unit” /  La Paz:  Keene, CA / Leica M4P; Kodak Tri-X 400 ASA

“Meeting with farmworkers at the North Unit” /
La Paz: Keene, CA / Leica M4P; Kodak Tri-X 400 ASA

“Press conference: Farmworker living conditions” / Fresno, CA / Leica M4P; Kodak Tri-X 400 ASA

“Press conference: Farmworker living conditions” / Fresno, CA / Leica M4P; Kodak Tri-X 400 ASA

“Farmworker women praying for Cesar during his Fast for Life” / 40 Acres, Delano, CA / Nikon F2; Kodak Ektachrome 400 ASA

“Farmworker women praying for Cesar during his Fast for Life” / 40 Acres, Delano, CA / Nikon F2; Kodak Ektachrome 400 ASA

“Speaking at a rally for farmworkers” / Coachella, CA / Leica M4P; Kodak Tri-X 400 ASA

“Speaking at a rally for farmworkers” / Coachella, CA / Leica M4P; Kodak Tri-X 400 ASA

“Autumn” near Ottawa, Canada / Leica M4P; Kodak Ektachrome 100 ASA

“Autumn” near Ottawa, Canada / Leica M4P; Kodak Ektachrome 100 ASA

“Photo session for the Como Siempre Campaign” Los Angeles, CA / Hasselblad 500 C/M; Kodak Ektachrome 100 ASA

“Photo session for the Como Siempre Campaign”
Los Angeles, CA / Hasselblad 500 C/M; Kodak Ektachrome 100 ASA

“Press conference with politicians: Grape Boycott ” Sacramento, CA / Nikon F2; Ektachrome 400 ASA

“Press conference: Grape Boycott with politicians”
Sacramento, CA / Nikon F2; Ektachrome 400 ASA

“Autumn Leaves” /   Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Nikon F2; Ektachrome 400 ASA

“Autumn leaves” /
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Nikon F2; Ektachrome 400 ASA

“During burial services for Librado Chavez” San Jose, CA / Nikon F2; Ektachrome 160 ASA

“During burial services for Librado Chavez”
San Jose, CA / Nikon F2; Ektachrome 160 ASA

“Visiting the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica” Ottawa, Canada / Leica M4P; Kodak Tri-X 400 ASA

“Visiting the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica” Ottawa, Canada /
Leica M4P; Kodak Tri-X 400 ASA

“Before a TV talk program” Toronto, Canada / Leica M4P; Kodak Tri-X 400 ASA

“Before a TV talk program” Toronto, Canada / Leica M4P; Kodak Tri-X 400 ASA

“My 25 ASA portrait of Cesar Chavez” La Paz, Keene, CA

“My 25 ASA portrait of Cesar Chavez”
La Paz:  Keene, CA

Authors/Artists Bios

Victor Alemán is a multi-media artist. As a photographer he documents the human conditions that he encounters, and worked as the official photographer of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers (1980-1990). (e-mail) dosmundos@earthlink.net (websites) www.outlawbluesband.com www.2mun-dos.com
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