GEORGE RODRIGUEZ: DOUBLE VISION

OPENING 26 MAY, 2018



The career of photographer George Rodriguez reveals a visual history of Los Angeles that spans over 45 years. Born and raised in South L.A., he has documented some of the most important struggles in the city’s history: the East Los Angeles Student Walkouts, the Chicano Moratorium, and the United Farm Workers movement, alongside others. Through his work in the television, recording, and film industries, he has photographed stars like Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Lucille Ball, Michael Jackson, Jim Morrison, and more.  A student of Sid Avery and a contemporary of Dennis Hopper, Rodriguez was often the first Latino photographer in the room at a time when his own rights were on the line. His first career retrospective, Double Vision: The Photography of George Rodriguez, will be released by Hat & Beard Press in April 2018, edited by scholar and MacArthur Fellow Josh Kun. Containing many never-before-published photographs from his vast personal archive, the volume reveals Rodriguez as one of the great visual documentarians of Los Angeles and Mexican-American life.  

 

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April, 2018, Los Angeles Times

March, 2018, The New Yorker

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The Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC
"Struggle for Justice", Dec 2015
"One Life", Dolores Huerta, Aug 2015

The Natural History Museum, Los Angeles
"Becoming Los Angeles", contributor to the museum's private collection, 2013
"County of Los Angeles celebrates CESAR CHAVEZ", 2002

The Grammy Museum, Los Angeles
"Trouble in Paradise: Music and Los Angeles 1945 thru 1975", 2012

The Whittier Art Gallery 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation Honoree - Visual Art PhotographySept 2015

National Cesar Chavez Center, Keene, California
"The United Farm Worker Struggles", 2011

The Museum of Latin American Art

Museo Centro Estatal de Las Artes, Tecate, Baja California, Mexico
Photography Exibit, Nov 2015

Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale, CA
"Leading Ladies", Oct 2015
"REVOLUTIONS 2" - Art of Music, Feb 2015

The Numark Gallery, Washington DC

The Smithsonian Latino Center, Washington DC
Photographic Symposium, 2007

The Shannon Center for Performing Arts, Oct 2015

Mexican Cultural Institute, Los Angeles, 2006

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2003

The Los Angeles Latino Museum, 2001

Museo Chicano, Phoenix, Arizona, 2001

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Museum, Los Angeles
"A Story of Mariachi in Los Angeles", Aug 2015
!VIVA LA CAUSA! Dolores Huerta and the Struggle for Justice, 2014
"SI SE PUEDE" Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta & the UFW
Through the Lense of George Rodriguez, 2013
Opening of the Permanent Collection, 2011