José Galvez

February 3, 2022

October 4th-15th, the Art and Modern Languages program bring the photographic work of Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist José Galvez to the Mills Gallery.

From his bio at

“When José was 10, he carried his shoeshine box into the building of the Arizona Daily Star. After that night, he was a permanent fixture in the newsroom. With a pawn shop camera and the help of mentors at the newspaper, he went on to major in journalism at the University of Arizona. Upon graduation he became a staff photographer at the Star. No matter what his assignments were early on, José always focused his lens on the barrios of Tucson – his home – and the people who lived, worked, and loved there. He had his first professional exhibition when he was just 22 years old. At about the same time, José’s participation in the Chicano Movement led him to see his work as more than a passion: he feels a deep responsibility to capture the history of his people.”

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