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Finding Aid for the Andrew West Photographs of the Guelaguetza, 1982-1985
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Andrew West Photographs of the Guelaguetza
    Date (inclusive): 1982-1985
    Collection number: 1713
    Creator: West, Andrew, 1954-
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes
    Abstract: 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.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Selected digitized images from this collection.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    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.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Caroline West, 2003.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Andrew West Photographs of the Guelaguetza (Collection Number 1713). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    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 prepared by Caroline West about the materials and the photographer, Andrew West.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Color prints.
    2. Color slides.
    3. Documentation.
    4. CD-R disk.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    West, Andrew, 1954- --Archives.
    Guelaguetza Festival, Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico--Photographs.