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.
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.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
3 oversize boxes
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