Associate Professor Colin Gunckel recently received a gold medal in the U.S. history category at the 2020 Independent Publishers Book Awards for the exhibition catalog he edited entitled LA RAZA (Los Angeles: Autry National Museum and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press, 2020).

This catalog presents photographs from the La Raza exhibition at the Autry Museum of the American West and the more than 25,000 images in the La Raza Photograph Collection at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. The essays offer not only scholarly assessments of the role of Chicanx photographers in social movements and art history but also personal perspectives from La Raza photographers.