SALVADORAN PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURED CESAR CHAVEZ ON FILM
Por DR. David Hayes-Bautista
In 1980, Victor Aleman, a media specialist of Salvadoran origin, responded to an ad he saw in the UFW (United Farm Workers) newspaper, El Malcriado, seeking an editor. Intending to help out for only a few months, he wound up working side-by-side with Cesar Chavez for ten years, editing the newspaper and founding the radio station Radio Campesina.
Throughout the decade, he took numerous photographs of the farmworker leader. Aleman is now in Los Angeles, and has mounted an exhibit of his photographs of Cesar Chavez on the walls of the Los Angeles Cathedral.
The exhibit will only be up for a week, until April 28. If you want to see a different side of the charismatic labor leader, make it a priority to visit the exhibit. VN”