High Noon Talk: Photography of Al Rendon


July 3, 2024 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for a special program with renowned San Antonio photographer Al Rendon.

Event Details

Take a mid-day break with our High Noon Talks! Get ready to discover interesting, and often untold, stories of Texas at our casual lunchtime talk series.

Al Rendon’s passion for photography began in 1973 when he began to cover the local music scene. He has photographed Tejano culture in South Texas for decades. Rendon will share a retrospective of his past work and explore his current series on lowriders. Visitors can see some of his lowrider photography in the special exhibition Carros y Cultura: Lowriding Legacies in Texas on view at the Museum from May 11 to September 2, 2024.

Program is FREE to the public.

This program is available as an on-demand recording for CPE credit. To get access to the link and a certificate email Education@thestoryoftexas.com.

About the Presenter

Al Rendon has been documenting his hometown, San Antonio, for nearly fifty years. He started as a teenager, taking photos of rock bands, and quickly transitioned to photos that represented San Antonio’s Mexican culture. He took photos of Conjunto and Tejano musicians, local street artists, street food purveyors, Charreada riders, and ordinary people.

His work with Conjunto and Tejano musician led to his working with Selena. His photos of Selena were used as cover art for her 1992 CD Entre a Mi Muno; as covers for several magazines, including Newsweek and People; and displayed as portraits in The Smithsonian.

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Public programs at the Bullock Museum explore relevant history and celebrate the culture that has shaped our modern world. Through engaging discussions, performances, and scholarship visitors are invited to see local connections and discover how Texas fits into a broader national story.

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