A Look Behind the Scenes of the "Rostros y Almas/ Faces and Souls" Photography Exhibit

This exhibit displays materials related to planning and preparation for the the 1992 "Rostros y Almas/ Faces and Souls" exhibit curated by Mary Visser and Lupita Barrera Bryant, featuring the photography of Mary Jessie Garza. There are a total of 31 women who were a part of the exhibit who contributed many pages of writings on their works and professions.

All of the women in the exhibit are Latina women who have made a significant difference to their respective communities. Their professions vary from piñata maker to television producer, but each one of them showed interest in the project and found themselves the subjects of an exhibit that is still on display on the second floor of the F.W Olin building at Southwestern University today.  This exhibit highlights original notes and other primary source materials from the creators and the participants. 

Another component of the exhibit includes the process in which the 1992 Brown Symposium was created. Within the Symposium was the Jessie Daniel Ames Lecture and other events that dealt with race and gender. 

There are some materials in the physical collection pertaining to the history of this exhibit that contain sensitive and restricted information, such as personal information about exhibit subjects, that are not included in this digital project. These materials include memoranda, faxes, correspondence among exhibit organizers, and subjects' resumes and biographical information.


Victoria Vasquez, Adriana Romero, Stephanie Garcia