Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Campesinos, Vaqueros, Caballeros y Luchadores

Robert Mizer 
Los Angeles CA 
circa 1955-85

I can’t pretend to know the exact dates on these pictures but they’re mostly from the sixties, though the ones of Brian Diaz and Eddie Perez are both from the early eighties.  Mizer often used hats as keys to ethnicities, since there tends to be little other costume other than foot gear and posing straps; and ethnicity was clearly one of his central concerns, as well as codes, symbols and keys.

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