La Raza Catalog Wins Gold Medal from Independent Publisher Book Awards

The exhibition catalog La Raza, published by the CSRC Press, was awarded a gold medal in the category of U.S. History in the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs). The awards were announced May 6. Edited by Colin Gunckel, the catalog draws from the more than 25,000 images in the La Raza Photograph Collection at the CSRC. Corresponding essays offer both scholarly assessments and personal perspectives of the La Raza photographers, calling attention to their contributions to community activism, social justice movements, photojournalism, and art history. The catalog accompanied the exhibition La Raza at the Autry Museum of the American West, curated by Luis Garza and Amy Scott, which ran from September 2017 to February 2019 and was presented by the Autry in collaboration with the CSRC. The exhibition was part of the Getty arts initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA and attracted over 150,000 visitors.