La Raza was a bilingual newspaper and magazine that was published out of the basement of a church in Lincoln Heights from 1967 to 1977. It was circulated nationally, and covered issues instrumental in the development of the Chicano Movement of the 60’s and 70’s.
You will first watch the amazing KCET-produced documentary on La Raza, linked below. You will then read the two articles linked below the video. After you’ve completed all of that, you will address the assignment below the videos and print articles.
LA RAZA DOCUMENTARY :
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COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW:
https://www.cjr.org/the_feature/la-raza-photos-chicano-civil-rights.php (Links to an external site.)
KCET PRINT ARTICLE:
https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/la-raza-the-community-newspaper-that-became-a-political-platform (Links to an external site.)
La Raza changed the course of history with their compelling, on-the-ground images that they published. For your assignment, please pick a topic that you are interested in – any topic whatsoever that has received media / news attention – and find an image that best represents this topic to you. The image should exemplify how you feel about this topic. You will then write about:
1. Why is the image powerful?
2. How does it exemplify your concerns on the topic?
3. What compositional techniques / terms (from the One Image assignment) are utilized in the picture?
Assuming the image is credited (and it should be if you are getting it from a reputable news source) you should include the name of the photographer. You need to also include the image in your submission. Note: if Latinx issues are of concern to you, you may use an image from La Raza if you wish. This should be answered in 3 short paragraphs.