Carmen Lomas Garza (b. 1948)
Tamalada (Making Tamales),
Prints & Photographs Division
Gift/purchase from the artist (204.7)
Digital ID# ppmsca-09899
Artist Carmen Lomas Garza is a key figure in the Chicano movement,
a movement--both political and aesthetic--centering on first-person
expressions by and about Mexican-Americans living in the United
States. Lomas Garza's work revolves largely around her experiences
as a Mexican-American growing up in South Texas. Family and community
are primary jumping-off points for her images, which describe a
rich range of experiences related to Chicano culture and identity.
while also speaking of human universals.