Photo Top: National Polka Festival Audience, 2017, Ennis, Texas
Photo Bottom: Rocky Mountains, 2018, Estes Park, Colorado
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Photography, Video and Audio Production
Jesús Manuel Mena Garza is known as a photographer and videographer. His documentary photographs of the Chicano community during the early 70s has proven to be quite popular and have been exhibited and published extensively. 
Jesús Garza is a graduate of San José State University with a BA in Journalism with a Photojournalism emphasis. The artist also attended the San Francisco Art Institute and the Academy of Art University. For more than a half a century, the 70 year old Garza has specialized in documenting people, nature, infrastructure and events. Additionally, Garza has worked in radio and television news. SEE GARZA'S VITAE
California To Tejas
Garza operated a photography studio, gallery and darkroom in San José, California from 1980 to 1999. The Fall of 1999, the artist moved to Austin so his wife could attend graduate school. At the University of Texas at Austin, Ann Marie Leimer earned her Masters and PhD. The couple still reside in Texas. In Fort Worth, Jesús Garza freelances while his wife is a university professor. 
Nature Lover
The Chicano photographer loves the great American outdoors. He enjoys camping, hiking, cycling and fishing. Over the decades Garza has found himself immersed in the Southwest's people, places and spaces. Being immersed in our natural world, forces Jesús to accept his modest place in the universe. A spiritually grounding experience.​​​​​​​
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