Chicana Photographers LA!

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Suburban Nightscape (Theo and Diego) #4,  2023,  ​ ​
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10 a.m. Sept. 28, 2024 to 4 p.m. Feb. 15, 2025

Chicana Photographers LA! features the work of five Chicana artists from Los Angeles who share common concerns about families, neighborhoods, sacred spaces, and body and identity politics.

Featuring 41 photographs produced from the early 1980s to 2024, this exhibition considers domestic and environmental transformations occurring across the artists’ home turf, some cultural, demographic, and diasporic, others directly confronting the impact of gentrification on Chicanx communities.

From Christina Fernandez’ suburban landscapes to Sandra de la Loza’s archaeological ruins of a beloved neighborhood to the situated biographical and autobiographical portraits by Laura Aguilar (1959–2018), Amina Cruz, and Star Montana, the vast cultural terrain of Southern California, is depicted and infused with family narratives, memory, and belonging.

Curated by Sybil Venegas, independent curator and art historian, Chicana Photographers LA! reprises an exhibition of the same name held at Occidental College’s Weingart Gallery in 2017. The Center for Creative Photography’s updated presentation is held in conjunction with Louis Carlos Bernal: Retrospectiva