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Durham County Library Hosts Photographer José Galvez

Program: Meet the Photographer: José Galvez
Date: Sunday, March 30
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host award-winning photographer José Galvez for a presentation honoring farm workers at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.

Galvez’s photographs will be on exhibit at the Main Library from March 22 through April 26. The exhibit focuses on the everyday lives of Latinos and combines his early work in Arizona and California along with more recent images in North Carolina and throughout the South.

Galvez said he has always been passionate about capturing Latino life in America through photography. He bought a camera at a pawnshop to begin his photography career while in high school. He mounted his first professional exhibition at age 22 after graduating from the University of Arizona. Galvez was part of the team of Los Angeles Times reporters and editors who won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for their reporting on southern California’s growing Latino community. His photographs are collected in four books, including a new autobiography, Shine Boy, and are exhibited throughout the United States. A book signing will follow the presentation.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation and Student Action with Farmworkers. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit
Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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