Latino Life in the United States

Book - 1999
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Blackwell North Amer
The portraits included in Americanos represent an unprecedented effort to illuminate and celebrate the lives of Latinos.
Under the direction of actor and activist Edward James Olmos, more than thirty award-winning photographers fanned out across the country to capture life on the neighborhood playgrounds, on the streets of New York, on the banks of the Rio Grande, at the flamenco bars, at work, and in the churches. Thousands of miles and thousands of photographs later, the result is an exciting panoramic vision of the United States today - a place where Latinos live a broad range of lifestyles and contribute to American society in exciting ways.
With the addition of bilingual essays, poetry, and commentary from such notable figures as Carlos Fuentes and Maya Angelou, Americanos succeeds in capturing the astounding diversity and energy of today's Latin-American communities. Readers will glimpse the lives of celebrities such as Gloria Estefan, Andy Garcia, and Tito Puente, as well as meaningful moments in the lives of everyday heroes.

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c1999
ISBN: 9780316649148
Branch Call Number: 305.868 OLM
Characteristics: 176 p. : chiefly ill. ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Ybarra, Lea
Monterrey, Manuel


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