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Finding Aid for the Andrew West Photographs of the Guelaguetza, 1982-1985
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Description
Andrew West (1954- ) has worked as a photographer's assistant and as an annual report photographer. His photography of Guatemalan costumes appears in the exhibition catalog, Threads of identity, published by the Fowler Museum at UCLA (1992). The collection is composed of photographic materials including color slides, color prints, and a CD-R disk containing color images from La Guelaguetza and Saints Day Celebration festivals held in Oaxaca, Mexico in 1982 and 1985. Also included is documentation about the materials and Andrew West.
Background
Andrew West is a native Californian, born June 23, 1954 in San Rafael. He attended Chadwick and Palos Verdes High schools on the Palos Verdes peninsula. West's interest in photography began at age 10 when he visited Guatemala with his parents. Early influences on his development as a photographer included family friend and professional photographer Irving Whitman and a return trip to Guatemala. West spent a short time at the University of Utah and took a two year course in photography at Colorado Mountain College. In the late 1970s, he studied visual anthropology under John Collier at the San Francisco Art Institute. West has worked as a photographer's assistant and as an annual report photographer. His photography of Guatemalan costumes appears in the exhibition catalog, Threads of identity, published by the University of California's Fowler Museum in 1992.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.