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This pan­el was record­ed on Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 28th and fea­tures sev­er­al artist that helped expand the role of art in Cal­i­for­nia Lati­no and Chi­cano communities.

First and fore­most, the pan­el was con­vened to hon­or and show­case the life and work of pho­tog­ra­ph­er, Per­for­mance artist and edu­ca­tor Har­ry Gam­boa Jr. who was just con­clud­ing his year-long Artist in Res­i­den­cy with the Getty.

Har­ry Gam­boa Jr. has been an impor­tant com­po­nent of the Chi­cano com­mu­ni­ty since co-found­ing the Lati­no Artist col­lec­tive ASCO (Span­ish for Nau­sea) based in East Los Ange­les in 1972.

Har­ry is a world class pho­tog­ra­ph­er. His pho­tographs are in the per­ma­nent col­lec­tions at the Smith­son­ian Por­trait Gallery, Smith­son­ian Amer­i­can Artist Muse­um in Wash­ing­ton DC, The Whit­ney Muse­um of Amer­i­can Art in New York, the Autry Muse­um in Los Ange­les and many others.

Har­ry Gam­boa Jr. is ded­i­cat­ed to pass­ing along his knowl­edge and vision to the next gen­er­a­tions as an instruc­tor cur­rent­ly at the Cal­i­for­nia Insti­tute of the Arts and dozens of oth­er uni­ver­si­ties across the coun­try and the world.

Pan­elists are painter Ramiro Gomez, artist and archivist Guadalupe Ros­ales, and mod­er­at­ed by UCLA eth­no­mu­si­col­o­gist and author Chon Noriega.

This event was pro­duced by and record­ed at the J. Paul Get­ty Muse­um . The Get­tys Kathy Car­pen­ter intro­duces the event.