A photo taken during the East L.A. high school walkouts in 1968. (Photo courtesy of La Raza at the Autry Museum)
Augustus F. Hawkins High School

Poem: Photography by K Veliz

The essence of capturing life in one platform

One simple image with an enormous meaning

The contrast of the blur with the focus

The comparison of the dark colors with the light

The beauty of a landscape and

The admiration of one’s self portrait 


by Kimberly Veliz

(Photo courtesy of Mary Michalopoulou)