Christina Fernandez-Under the Sun
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United Farm Workers Union leader Cesar Chavez, center, joins pickets outside a supermarket in Miami Beach protesting the market's use of non-UFW produce, June 20, 1973
Vintage wire photograph on paper
7 x 10 1/8 in. (177.8 x 257.18 mm)
Chavez Pickets: United Farm Workers Union leader Cesar Chavez, center, joins pickets outside a supermarket in Miami Beach protesting the market's use of non-UFW produce. Chavez had just finished a speech to the Communications Workers of America Convention in Miami Beach.
Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) was an American labor leader and Civil Rights activist. He and Dolores Huerta co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW) in 1962. Originally a Mexican-American farm worker, Chavez became the best known Latino American Civil Rights activist. He was strongly promoted by the American labor movement, which was eager to enroll Hispanic members. Chavez' public-relations approach to unionism and aggressive but nonviolent tactics made the farm workers' struggle a moral cause with nationwide support. By the late 1970s, his efforts had forced growers to recognize the UFW as the bargaining agent for 50,000 field workers in California and Florida.
On recto: typewritten title and date.
On verso: date stamp.
Wire photographs were originally transmitted over phonelines, then later, by satellite. They were first used in the early 1920s. Associated Press became a leader with this. After pigment touch-ups, etc., the print is put into a drum (like a drum scanner). The image gets converted into audio tones that are transmitted. The tones are received and beamed onto photo-sensitive paper. Wire photographs are copies without originals---they are hybrid, transmitted objects. (Britt Salvesen, Curator and Department Head, Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 30-31, 2022)
Image: 7 x 10 1/8
Sheet: 8 x 10 1/4
This object has the following keywords:
- Cesar Chavez
- Cesar Chavez
- Civil Rights Movements
- Grocery Stores
- Jaime Martinez
- Janie Naranjo
- Miami Beach
- Racial Discrimination
- Raymond Buenteo
- South St. Mary St.
- United Farm Workers
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Christina Fernandez: Under the Sun Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College , 00/00/00 - 00/00/00
- Image Dimensions: 7 x 10 1/8 in. (17.78 x 25.72 cm)
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