1. When Harry Gamboa Jr. saw Chicanos in the mainstream media, he didn’t see himself, or the people he knew. And he wanted to change that.

    Growing up during the 1960s Chicano movement, the Los Angeles-based artist resented how Chicanos were often portrayed, he says. His photo series Chicano Male Unbonded was his response.

    "What was used in the media was this idea of creating inferiority or guiltiness," he says. "But these [Chicano] men had contributed to and saved my life."

    Chicano Males Stare Down Stereotypes

    Photo Credit: Harry Gamboa, Jr.