Chicano Dream, 2014, Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
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Jesús Manuel Mena Garza is a photographer and videographer located in Fort Worth, Texas. For more than four decades, Garza has lectured about and exhibited his photographs from coast to coast, in Europe and Mexico. He has taught classes in photography, film and video at private and public universities. Jesús Garza also provides commercial services. The photographer and videographer has conceived and managed diverse events including panel discussions, workshops, seminars and conferences. 
Communicate with Jesús Garza by going to his CONTACT page or by calling (682) 365-8702.
Partial List of Lectures
San José State University, San José, California
University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Proposed National Museum of the American Latino at the Smithsonian Institution, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC
Saint Mary's College of Maryland, Saint Mary's, Maryland
Partial List of Exhibitions
Musée d'Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico 
San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, California
Proposed National Museum of the American Latino at the Smithsonian Institution, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC
For more than five decades, Jesús Garza has exhibited, lectured about and published his photographs. Garza's photographic archive was born in 1967, while a student at San José High. Today, Garza continues to explore various communities and genres via photography and video. 
Garza's photographic collection includes more than 1,000 Kodachrome slides and black and white negatives of the 1974 Quinto Festival de Teatro Chicano. About 300 duplicate slides are available for review at the San José State University Martin Luther King Jr. Library. 
Also available for inspection at SJSU are Garza's photographs documenting the 1971 Chicano March For Education. The original Kodachrome transparencies and black and white negatives are resident in Garza's photographic archive. Academics are encouraged to contact Jesús Garza directly with any questions about the collection. 
The Chicano photographer does not actively seek opportunities to lecture or exhibit his work. Unlike many photographers affiliated with universities who rely on quid pro quo. Garza believes that his work speaks for itself. Tangentially, the old dude also paints in acrylics and oils. Strictly abstracts, juxtaposed to his straight photography. 
Currently, Jesús Garza spends most of his time volunteering in the community. That includes teaching classes for seniors. For as long as he can remember, Garza has enjoyed hiking, backpacking and camping. Being in nature, forces the artist to be accept our small place in the universe. A spiritually grounding experience.
Garza has several YouTube channels. He considers these channels his hobby. Here are three links.
Garza's Photography, Video and Commentary Channel: 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMCtI2P70RhJr6Z1kNcSKBA
Jesús Garza Explores His Camping, RVing and Travels On This Channel: 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuMRCOVPnHu5HYDYGrPxcng
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